Whenever the word “exercise” becomes a topic, the first thing that comes to people’s mind is gym workout. Because of this, they tend to lose enthusiasm because they feel that such activity is too strenuous and difficult, which is why they give up then and there. The truth is this: exercise is not only about lifting weights and running on a treadmill.
If you want to get in shape to have healthier lifestyle, have to chance to wear those sexy swimsuits and swimming caps, or have a better perspective in life, you may try other activities if you are not a fan of gym workout.
Living in a busy Australian city can be very challenging, not to mention stressful. Professionals tend to have less time for workout and exercise, which does not only cause them to be fatter but more prone to different types of diseases as well. The common trend these days is that people pour all of their time for work, leaving no time for other physical activities. Today, almost everything is instant – food, transportation, communication, and even work.
Everything is virtually sweat-free, which makes more people develop unhealthy lifestyle. If you are workaholic who resorts to unhealthy lifestyle as a way to cope with stress at work, you are bound to have shorter life. Hence, it is very important to squeeze in some physical activities in your daily routine.
There are many other options in getting in shape and becoming healthier other than hitting the gym. Below are some of the activities that could get you in better shape and possibly enjoyable to you.
Kickboxing or Muay Thai – This martial art and sport is comparable to traditional kickboxing. In this discipline, you use your hands, arms, elbows, knees, and legs, giving them a good all-around workout. Do not be confused though, Muay Thai is not about hitting other people, especially if you don’t have any plans to become a professional kickboxer.
Many people are turning to this discipline for fitness and self-defense. While you are learning how to properly defend yourself, you are improving your muscle tone, posture, body strength, and technical thinking, improving both your health and mind.
Grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) – BJJ is quickly becoming a popular martial art and sport in Australia. Many gyms or dojos are offering BJJ programs to new students as the demand becomes higher. Unlike Muay Thai, BJJ’s focus is on the ground game. It is all about submitting your opponent via chokes or locks.
This sport may look violent and complicated at first, but once you try it, you will realize that it is loyal to its roots, which is about being gentle but assertive. This discipline helps practitioners to improve their arm and leg strength, flexibility, cardio, and in many cases – perspective in life as you learn to become humble as you tap out from choke or lock.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) – MMA is still a taboo to some because of the misconception about this sport. Many people think that MMA is too violent to handle. Yes, MMA can be brutal at times because it could be bloody and extremely painful. However, what many people fail to realize that it is a good workout.
If you don’t have any plans to become a cage fighter but wants to become healthier and fit, you could enroll at a gym that offers MMA. Regular MMA training consists of strength and conditioning, cardio improvement, and execution of techniques. You sweat a lot when training MMA, which is why it is good for fat burning.
These martial arts are some of the many activities you could consider if you want to have a slimmer and healthier body. If you focus your attention and commit to becoming sexier, then you could wear even the most outrageous swimming caps in no time.