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Five Tips to Stay Fit In Your Backyard

April 9, 2021

Australians have always loved the great outdoors and why wouldn’t we with our blessed sunny and warm climate. Backyard barbeques, pool parties, and camping trips are part of our identity.

We are so obsessed with lifestyle that did you know the global health and wellness industry is worth a staggering $4.60 Billion? Fortunately, striking a balance between health and wellness is easier and more cost effective than it has ever been. So how can you stay on top of your game without even leaving the comfort of your home?

Here are five activities you can do in your backyard to stay fit:

1. Resistance Training

preparing for exercise in park

If you want to make the most out of your exercise without expensive gym equipment, resistance training is the one for you. Resistance training requires little to no equipment and only relies on your body weight while being performed rhythmically.

You can start with simple movements with low intensity and gradually increase as you progress. Some bodyweight workouts you can start doing are push ups, sit ups, squats, and burpees.

It is best to do these workouts in your backyard so you can enjoy the breeze of natural air while you work on staying fit.

2. Swimming

Parents are swimming with kids in the pool

Swimming is one, if not the most enjoyable, activity you can do while keeping yourself fit. You can do this alone, or with the company of your family and friends, and lose kilojoules even without you noticing!

An hour of swimming can help you burn as much as 2987 kilojoules, and you can eventually adjust the intensity level as you progress. You can tailor this gradually according to your fitness level and lose more kilojoules than what was mentioned.

If you eventually decide to increase the intensity when swimming, you can opt to do more laps and burn more. A beginner can complete 20 to 30 laps within 30 minutes, 40 to 50 laps for intermediate swimmers, and 60 laps for advanced swimmers.

3. Aqua Aerobics

Doing aerobics exercise in the swimming pool

With the pool in your backyard, you can also opt to go for aqua aerobics. This is an excellent activity to do to keep yourself entertained while completing a good cardio routine.

Aqua aerobics is an excellent way to lose weight and stay fit, especially being a cardio activity promoting weight loss. Doing aerobics in your pool enables the water’s resistance to facilitate losing weight by allowing your body to increase the effort it exerts.

Having a television screen facing your outdoor pool will help you complete this worthwhile activity. You can look for videos readily available on the web to assist you and serve them as your guide in completing the routine.

4. Yoga

A lady is doing yoga

Fitness and wellness meet when you do yoga in your backyard. It will not only take you on a sensory trip but can also make you readjust your focus on the things that truly matter. Inhale the scent of nature and float away from the noise of the bustling streets for a while.

Yoga will help you relax, especially after being seated in front of the screen for hours. As you continually do this activity, you can also increase your body’s strength and flexibility and relieve all of the stress that has long been stored in your body. Now imagine listening to the sound of a waterfall cascading onto your pool as you strike your  pose.

5. Meditate by the water

A girl is doing meditation in swimming pool

Meditating by water is another way to help your body release stress and establish a calm mind. With the pool you have in your backyard, you can perform this activity and unblock all areas that keep you away from inner peace and healing.

As you sulk yourself in your pool, relax both your mind and body while listening to the calming sound of the water. Embrace the feeling of oneness with the water, let your thoughts flow with it, and finally take in weightlessness.

Dipping in the pool is an amazing way to relax, have fun, and stay fit. Blue Haven has led the way in pool design and construction since 1973. We have been advocating for health and wellness while helping Australians live their best life. Reserve your very own pool today for only $349.

 

 

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