Getting fit and healthy and staying that way should be a priority for everyone. Many people equate exercise with joining a gym and paying out lots of money, but it does not have to be like that. It is possible to get fit without going to great expense and at the same time, you can take the opportunity to get back to nature.
This has to be one of the easiest options for most people. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes or boots and – occasionally – a waterproof jacket. The walk can be as long as you want it to be. If you aren’t used to walking why not start off with a small walk and over time you can build it up.
A short walk around your local park is a good starting point. You will be surrounded by greenery and clean air and it is known that this has other health benefits too. Walking for fitness does not mean that you can’t take the time to stop and enjoy your surroundings. Parks are filled with interesting flora and fauna and you can combine your walk with finding out more about what grows in the park to make it a little more fun. Downloading the plant care app will help you to find out more about what the plants are and how they are cared for. You can even work out if they are in good health. Most parks are packed with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers and this is an easy way to get information on them while you are actually there looking at them. You can even use this as inspiration to improve your own garden and this will help with your fitness levels too.
Cycling is another fairly low-cost way of getting fit. There is the initial cost of buying a bicycle, but once that has been paid for, the outlay is fairly minimal. You will have some maintenance costs in the future, no doubt, but by then you should have covered quite a few miles. Cycling is a great way to get fit as it works a number of muscle groups. Whether you choose road cycling or off-road mountain biking, you are sure to feel the benefits within a couple of weeks of starting. As with walking, pick a few shorter routes, to begin with then build up to longer distances as you feel your fitness improving.