by Daniel Bell
Staying slim is something most of us work hard to achieve. But in my quest to stay fit, healthy, and slender, I’ve found that some of the best activities aren’t that tough to do. Obviously a good diet and healthy lifestyle factor in there. And quality sleep is essential! Keeping active is just as important, though.
I love walking. Whether I’m home or away, I love just wandering around. It doesn’t need to be a brisk walk or even work up a sweat. It’s one of my favorite ways to stay active. Best of all, there are plenty of great places to see. You can really take it all in with a leisurely walk. Smelling the air and hearing the birds is good for the soul too. It’s a great way to make you feel more happy.
Yoga is very popular as a way to tone up and slim down. It’s also very popular for those looking to improve their focus and concentration. For me, I have found Yoga to be both energizing and relaxing. Yoga is one of those activities that is so good for you in many ways. Like walking, you don’t really need any special equipment either, although it’s nice to wear one of your yoga outfits. They just feel more comfortable than other sportswear, and they help you move into poses a little better too.
Jogging or running isn’t for everyone. But almost anyone can do it. The trick is to start off slowly. If you walk every day at a good pace, then it’s not a huge challenge to try a little jog. Just imagine yourself lighter on your toes as you move forward. Move forward from the pelvis so your posture doesn’t tilt you over. Focusing on your breathing and relaxing your shoulders helps to make this activity even more pleasant. It doesn’t cost anything to do, but a good pair of running shoes will make a huge difference to your progress.
Swimming is another activity that some people aren’t keen on. It’s true you can feel self-conscious in nothing more than a bathing suit. But once you’re in the water and swimming, nobody can see you. I love how it feels to really stretch through the water. It’s great if you have overdone it in the gym because it is so gentle on the body.
For something really energetic and fun, a Zumba class is ideal. The music is loud and rhythmical. And the instructor won’t let you quit! It’s quite like dancing in that there are routines you learn step by step. But the moves work to tone your core and other muscles. It’s one of the best ways to ensure every muscle group is getting a thorough work out! Best of all, it’s great fun when all your friends join in too.
Staying slim doesn’t have to be hard work, and it can be a lot of fun. There are so many different activities that you can try if you want to maintain or improve your figure. See what you can try today.