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One of the most important aspects of your health is how fit you are.  If you are out of shape your body is holding onto excess toxins and fat and that affects nutrient absorption, organ health, digestive health and overall stress and wear and tear on the body.  While living in Costa Rica earlier this year I had a 2 year old kid neighbor who would always play games and I would run around, kick the soccer ball and play with him.  Doing this taught me a valuable lesson, that I can have fun and make fitness, or staying in shape a game.  It doesn’t need to be or feel depressing to have to stay in shape.

Having to go to the gym feels like work, doesn’t it? I’d rather do workouts in the water, like in the video I posted yesterday, or kick the soccer ball around.

There are many things that you can do to trick yourself into getting fit and in shape, these are games! Think of fitness and working out as a game and you’ll find more fun and creative ways to stay in shape and fit.

You can…

1. Play with your kid’s, neighbors kids etc.

2. Play with your pet, dog or cat.

3. Play at your local jungle gym, doing pull ups and swinging around.

4. Play any sport! (soccer, football, beach volleyball, anything in the water)

5. Play in the lake or ocean! I’ve found this to be really fun and you are cooled and refreshed instantly

6. Make whatever you’re doing fun, interesting and playful.

The more youthful and playful spirit you bring to your exercise routine the funner it is, and if there is some sort of ball involved that instantly becomes a game (or sport) and it will be funner.  You might not be great at first but it will become funner over time as you get better and you’ll notice you will be fitter and feel more confident and become healthier in the process.

Here’s a little video of something i do in my own life…

Hope you start playing more games in life and using that as a source of fitness inspiration!

Enjoy your day,

David Benjamin

P.S. You can use how to use water resistance workouts in an effective way to build muscle and improve cardiovascular health and strength here.