Looking for a worry free, fun way to lose weight fast? Trying to get in shape without the pain and suffering? It is possible. Do you remember being a skinny little kid? You didn’t worry about going to the gym, did you? Heck no! You just played outside until the sun went down. Those same kids games can keep you slim and healthy as an adult too. That’s especially true if you have kids of your own you can play them with.
In the wintertime, rather than being snowed in, get snowed on. Build forts, engage in snowball fights or whatever else you can think up that gets you off your chair and into the real world. Learn to ski or snowboard with your kids. Can’t afford lift tickets? Find a hilly park where you can all go sledding.
Skateboarding, roller skating or roller-blading is still just as fun as an adult. Why not take your kids or grand-kids to the park and roll around this summer? Not only will you stay in shape, you’ll encourage them to be more active as well. Pad yourself up. Don’t forget the helmet!
Teach kids how to play kids games from back in the day. Draw a hopscotch board on the sidewalk for the warm up stretch. Then throw the rock and jump, jump, jump, to lose weight fast. Hopscotch is great cardio.
Biking may be obvious, but when was the last time you hit the trails? Take advantage of state park or city bike paths. Try cycling to the park, pool or grocery store instead of hopping in the car. Or, have a picnic. Pack light lunches and drinks, then bike someplace where you can go for a refreshing cool off swim before peddling home.
Jumping rope is a great way to get in shape. Boxers do it. So can you. Between the arm movements and all that jumping, you’ll be sure to lose a few extra pounds.
Kids walk everywhere and play kids games like kick the can as they walk. Walk to the corner store or anyplace else within a mile from home. Leave the car in the driveway. Don’t forget to accelerate your work out by balancing on curbs, walking backwards and skipping as you go. Who cares what other people think?
Get your whole extended family playing kids games like kickball, baseball and tennis. Informal games with friends and neighbors also give your social life a boost.
When was the last time you played hide and seek in the back yard? Break out the squirt guns, paint ball guns and water balloons while you’re at it. Lose weight fast by running around the back yard like a crazy 10 year old. Get in shape painlessly, bond with your loved ones and give your kids a reason to go outside by playing kids games with them.