Fun Ways to Keep Fit This Summer

By: Lauren B. Wallace
Many of us are not very eager to put ourselves through vigorous exercise. Furthermore, with today's staggering economy, many of us do not want to pay the costly gym memberships. However, exercising has its rewards. We not only gain health benefits, but we can also reduce our stress levels and improve our quality of life. So what are some of the ways to keep fit this summer without breaking the bank?

For those of us who are not big fans of team sports and of spending money at the gym, the summer time might be the perfect time to engage in other physically rewarding activities. There are many different fun activities that you can engage in during the summer time. Badminton, dodge ball, football, and basketball are just some of the standard fun games that you can play without spending lots of money. Now if you want to get really creative, you can set up a fun obstacle course in your back yard using stuff that you already have at home. For instance, you can place a broom in between two chairs so that a person has to crawl underneath. You can place hula hoops on the ground and kids will have to hop through the hoops. Another part of the obstacle course can be throwing a ball into a big basket. You can also go with something more traditional such as carrying an object on a spoon (carry a water balloon). The possibilities are endless as long as you have the time to invest in the setting up of the course.

However, the best part about all of these activities is that you can get the whole family involved, even friends if you wish. These little games end up being so much fun that you hardly even realize that you are exercising.

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