Practical Hobbies to Keep You in Shape

Working out can be a lot of fun, but there are times when hitting the gym feels like the last thing you want to do. It might be a few days, a few months or it could even be a few years! When that happens, it’s good to have a practical hobby to fall back on to make sure that you stay in shape. 

Practical Hobbies to Keep You in Shape

Here are some of the best hobbies that you can take up to keep yourself active and ahead of the game.



Instead of seeing your bike as a punishing exercise tool, think of it as a way to get around. The next time you need to get to the shops, to work or to visit your friends, skip the car and take your bike instead. Not only will you feel better for cycling, but you will also use a whole load of muscles in the process.



Believe it or not but doing DIY projects around the home can help you to burn lots of calories and tone up your body at the same time. Think about how much you work up a sweat when stripping wallpaper, painting ceilings or putting together flat-pack furniture. Free exercise plus you get the benefit of your hard work at the end! 



Dancing is an amazing way to stay active and healthy while having a whole bunch of fun! Whether you want to try jazzercize, Zumba or ballet, there is a style of dancing to suit everyone. Just remember – no one is watching you! Everyone is too busy concentrating on their own coordination.



There’s nothing better than getting out into nature, and there’s no better way of doing this than taking a long hike. Pull-on your hiking boots, pack a light picnic and head out into the wild to get your heart rate up and feel the fresh air on your skin.   



Pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, and planting bulbs can use up a lot of calories. There is also the added bonus of having a garden filled with beautiful flowers and fresh fruit and vegetables to enjoy after all of your manual labour. 

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