Here are some ideas on how you can be more active if you want to burn some calories.

Learn a new sport

Learning and thereafter engaging in a new sport can be a fantastic way to be more active and to get the calories burning. You could for example learn how to swim or play golf. If you enjoy being social and love to have others around you, learn how to play a sport that involves teamwork. Examples of such sports include soccer, rugby, cricket, etc.

Take up dance classes

Take up dance classes and have loads of fun in the process. Choose the kind of dance that you prefer and take a partner with you if the dance involves partner work. The more vigorous and energetic the dance, the more calories you will burn.

Go to places that make you walk more

Going to places that allow you the opportunity to walk more. For example, instead of browsing through sale papers or engaging in online shopping, consider doing some window shopping in the mall. Similarly, you could visit a museum or art gallery or even a flea market if you have some spare time over the weekend or are looking for some interesting leisure activities to engage in.

Note that a pedometer is an excellent tool that can help you to measure how many steps you have taken.

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Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and to dress appropriate to the activity that you will be engaging in.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

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