Why is it that some of us are drawn to exercise as adults and some of us aren’t?
Some of us are very athletic and some so very uncoordinated.
We all know that exercise can improve the quality of life physically as well as mentally.
So, let me invite you to get an exercise hobby for your health.
Take a Video Tour of the Exercise Hobbies
Choose an Exercise Hobby for Your Health
We want to move.
We’ve got to move.
We are just built that way.
Then, why do so many of us sit more than move?
We sit in front of the computer. We sit in front of the TV. We sit. We sit. We sit.
Here are a few tricks to make sure you can always find a way to keep moving.
Choose One For a Quick Win
No lessons required. No special equipment needed. Pick an exercise that you can do today.
I recommend walking unless you are physically unable. Everybody else. Go get your walking shoes.
Another great exercise to start with is yoga.
Of course, you may have to modify some of the moves but that’s ok.
Don’t let your age get in the way of starting a new exercise. Just take it slow. (I hope you realize I am writing this to myself but at the same time telling myself this message is for you. I may need an exercise intervention.)
Choose One for Outdoors
When you have an exercise hobby that takes you outdoors, not only do you get a workout but also a dose of Vitamin D.
Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
Perfect outdoor hobbies for exercise are running, walking, and cycling.
If you really like the outdoors, check out this hobby category dedicated to the sun. There are some addition activities that will definitely give you exercise.
Choose One for Indoors (DVD) and By Yourself
Always have an exercise hobby for a rainy (or snowy) day.
When you can’t go outside, how are you going to get the sweat flowing?
Purchase a DVD to pop in and start your workout.
Great hobbies for this would be aerobics, kettlebell, Tai Chi, and yoga.
Choose One with a Team
If you like to get your exercise and socialize too, consider all the exercise hobbies that require a team.
You could play baseball, basketball, bowling, football, or soccer.
Get some exercise.
Make some friends.
Choose One with a Partner
There are a few hobbies that require a partner where you can improve your skills with someone else.
Hobbies like ballroom dancing, boxing, country dancing, fencing, martial arts, salsa dancing, square dancing, and tennis.
When your exercise includes another person, you are more likely to keep doing it.
Accountability is a powerful thing.
Choose One To Do By Yourself
There are many exercise hobbies that you can do alone.
There may be others around, but this skill benefits you and only you.
Hobbies like bodybuilding, going to the gym, ballet, belly dancing and ice skating are perfect examples.
You may like to socialize with others around but the results are all yours.
Need More Convincing?
Read 5 Reasons to Make Exercise Your Hobby and get ready to choose.
Which One Did You Choose?
You probably already have an exercise hobby that you love. Which one is it? Why did you pick it? What do you love about it?
Can’t wait to hear from you…
I love this! I took up a new exercise hobby a couple of years ago. Biking in nature. I love it so much. It makes a huge difference in the quality of my life. Great post Rev.
Biking! That’s wonderful, Linda. How fantastic to live in a place where you can do that. Since I live in the middle of Dallas, I’d be taking my life in my hands if I started biking. Plus, no nature only concrete. 🙁
I’ve spent the morning working and haven’t even had a shower yet, and this post just reminded me I haven’t moved yet today except from my desk chair to the coffee machine! Putting on my walking shoes and heading out! I tried yoga briefly about 17 years ago, but I am currently looking for a place to do it again. These aches and pains need real attention! Thanks for sending me out today!
You’re welcome, Wendy. I know those aches and pains too well. Way to get going!
Calling exercise a hobby sure takes the “must do” out of the equation and puts the emphasis on “want to do!” Great strategy…now I just have to integrate it into my thinking! I’m a walker (but I do intermittent jogging to get my heart rate up). I always feel so good afterward, but have to kick my butt out the door more often than not.
Right? Whatever I can do to trick myself, I will do it! It’s really hard for me to get started also but it is very empowering once it’s over.
I’m a walker – it’s free, it give me head space, it connects me with nature and my neighbourhood, I can do it any time of the day that suits me and it has a calming effect on me as well as burning a few calories in the process. win/win 🙂
That’s great, Leanne. I’m trying to get into walking. My problem is I really want to run but don’t know how to take it slow. I start how walking, break into a jog, hurt myself and am out for 2 weeks. I should probably just stick to walking.
Rev, your website is SO inclusive! Very impressive! How long did it take you to put this all together? Your site is doing what I have been thinking about for ages as a leisure coach.
Thanks, Terri! It took about 9 months to add all the hobbies, research the organizations and add products. You could say it’s my baby! LOL 🙂