Taking a playful approach to exercising may have a remarkably positive effect so that we do not exercise only to complete our routine and to tone our bodies, but also to relax through playful activities, laughter and joy while engaging in challenging physical activities. There is an important message to all who exercise to look after their health: the purpose of exercising is not to make you feel worse or tired, but exactly the opposite. Engaging in physical activities with an overly serious attitude might be exactly the thing that exposes you to stress instead of relieving it. Take a playful approach to exercising and physical activities and you may experience quite different results.
In some cases, choosing a form of exercise that is the most suitable for you might make exercising more playful. Some may enjoy team sports, where laughter is typically common and the community’s positive energy makes everything less serious. Others may feel that enjoying good music in a dance class allows them to let themselves go and be exposed. There are a lot of ways to end up with the same conclusion that a playful approach can only boost our exercising and it may yield better results than any other approach.
Sometimes, it is worthwhile to assess your own activities by comparing spending time at a playground with children and exercising for an hour at the gym. Which activity makes your heart beat faster, stimulates your body more comprehensively and makes you laugh more? The answer to this question may be surprisingly positive in terms of promoting health. If you still think that you don’t have the time to exercise because you have kids, you already know what to do: take the kids with you, play and complete your “training” with them