Looking for a way to up your step count, get your body moving, and have a bit of fun while you’re at it? Good news – there are lots of easy ways to get more physical activity in your life, and they don’t have to feel like a chore.
Dance like nobody’s watching! Dancing is great for your body and your mind, and can be a great way to meet new people and be part of a fun community. You can join a class or try dance workout videos online – or just close your curtains, turn up your favourite tunes and let loose. For gear that will make you feel like a pro even if you’re just home in your bedroom, hit up PW Dance and Sportswear. It’s got apparel, footwear and accessories for all dance genres, and even dress ups for the kids.
Running – but with friends
If you’re not into pounding the pavement, rope in some friends to go running . Plan a regular day of the week to meet a friend at the park or in your neighbourhood. Get creative: race or time each other, and plan a reward like brunch for afterwards. You could also try an app like Zombies, Run! that puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse for running motivation. Make sure you have the right gear to set yourself up for success: The Frontrunner is a speciality running store with one of the best ranges of running shoes and fitness clothing around.
Make friends with dog owners
It’s well known that people who own a dog are more active than people who don’t, so even if you don’t happen to have a furry friend of your own, tap into the benefits by asking your dog-parent friends to include you on their future dog walks. If you do have a dog, even better – connecting with other dog owners is a great way to build yourself an active community, and get some friends for your dog at the same time. Bonus: you can bring your dogs on an outing to The Colombo, where all well-behaved dogs are welcome.
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