The sedentary lifestyle has become a staple of American life. Consequently, this plays a role in the current obesity epidemic. But you don’t have to be a gym rat to be healthy. There are a lot of creative and fun ways to get your daily physical activity. Plus, each workout doesn’t need to last an hour. You can pick 3 of the listed exercises for a total of 30 minutes daily.


Who doesn’t listen to music at the gym? As you’re dancing to the beat, you’re firing up all those muscles and getting some cardio. You can find dance videos on Youtube, play Just Dance, or start dancing!


Throw on those goggles and plunge into the benefits. A quick swim leaves you refreshed, energized, and improves cardiovascular health. Also, swimming is a full-body workout. 1

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin invented swimming fins? Today, swimming fins are used to increase intensity and add variety to swimming. Thank you Ben!


We’re all susceptible to danger, and knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. Punching, kicking, and elbow strikes prove to be effective. Besides, it’s better to know how to protect yourself and never need it than to need it but not know how.


If running sounds too intense, don’t forget about walking. Whether it be the beach, trail, or park, walking can help you achieve your fitness goals, one step at a time. Plus, you can take the family dog to keep you motivated and the dog fit.