We all love the long summer days and fun in the sun.
The downside to summer is that there are a lot less clothes to hide away behind
– all the lumps and bumps are likely to show through. Going to the gym or
pounding the pavement is not always the most fun way to spend time on a
summer’s day, however.
An Alternative Way to Keep Fit
There are more fun ways to keep fit – take indoor sports, such as indoor
soccer, for example – you are getting fit while playing and so you don’t really
feel as though you have had as much exercise. The big advantage of indoor
sports is that they are not dependent on the weather – which can be capricious
Indoor soccer Brisbane is
played in much the same way as normal soccer – the field is just smaller. Games
can be as casual or as serious as you like – many people who play indoor sports
set up their own leagues.
And you need not worry if you are still a beginner – soccer is a game that is
fun and easy to learn. You just need to find players who are around the same
level as you. Once you get fitter, soccer can become more challenging and you
will be able to get a really intense workout. Soccer is pretty good cardio for
those who play the game.
If kicking the ball isn’t appealing, getting your heart going with volleyball
may be a better option. Volleyball doesn’t involve as much running but it is
still intense and a great cardio workout.
Indoor cricket is, again, not very different from normal cricket – the rules
are amended slightly because of the space you are working with but, by and
large, they are about the same. Cricket can also be great for cardio.
Many of us would have played netball at school and so we know what great
exercise it can be – it’s an intense, face-paced game and it can be very
You will be looking, in the longer term, to increasing your sport to one that
is more fast-paced.
We should also remember that keeping fit is not just about looking good but
also about being healthier in the long run. In terms of disease, the biggest
killers are diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Doctors recommend at
least half an hour of cardio exercise three to five times a week to
keep our risk of disease down.
They also agree that anything that encourages you to exercise is a good thing.
If “formal” exercising is not really your scene, you should look at something
such as indoor sports for a fun and informal alternative.