It’s common knowledge that regular exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle. But here’s another reason to sweat – your smile. A study with more than 12,000 participants observed the effects of exercise on dental health. Those who exercised consistently had healthier gums and fresher breath, compared to those who didn’t exercise.
You know by now that you should exercise; however, for some making excuses to skip the gym is the norm.
If you find the typical gym regimen boring or have a hard time motivating yourself to workout, don’t do things you dread. Try a workout replacement instead!
Here are 3 unique routines to pump you (and your interest level) up:
1. Run a (dance) fever.
If running on the treadmill sounds worse than running your nails on a chalkboard, bust a move with this new body-boosting trend – treadmill dancing! Break out the beats and hip-hop your way to a healthier you! Get routine inspiration here.
2. Kill 2 “chores” with 1 stone.
Many view a daily workout as a chore. Why not turn 2 tasks into one? Go for the housework burn! The more effort you put into cleaning, the more calories you’ll burn. One easy strategy is to alternate your housework between levels. For example, vacuum the basement carpet, and then make the bed upstairs. The constant stair climbing will ensure a spick-and-span sweat session.
3. Cirque du sweat.
Trapeze workouts are soaring in popularity. There’s no wonder why – trapeze training focuses on multiple muscle groups at the same time. With more than 100 training schools in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to swing into the trapeze world. If you’d rather trap in the comfort of your own home, try one of these swing slings.
Go ahead…skip the gym! Which exercise alternatives are you most excited to try?
As with any exercise, be sure to consult with your physician prior to beginning a workout program.