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Increase Your Weight Loss With Fun Activities
 By : William Drapcho

Do you groan every time you think about exercise and losing weight? Unfortunately, most of us do and seem to think it's always an impossible challenge. After all, who wants to think about going to an expensive gym, fighting with other people to get on the equipment and be frustrated? Well, it really doesn't have to be that way.

If you think losing weight is a drag and not fun anymore, think again. You don't need to go to the gym to get the body you want, and reach your weight loss goal. Exercise and losing weight can be accomplished by doing every day activities that are not only fun, but exciting and can involve the whole family. Reaching your weight loss goal is a strategy that you need to rethink and include everyone, so you family will get fit too.

Here are simple activities that will help you get healthy while having fun:

1. Play group sports. Check out your local recreation center to see if they have softball, soccer or volleyball leagues in your area. It's usually free or involves a small fee. They may also have free equipment you can use. You'll be burning off calories in no time.

2. Go for a walk. Many people forget that walking every day can burn off a lot of calories. Get a neighborhood group together, find some trails in your area and go. Use a pedometer to calculate the number of steps you walk each time. Maybe your spouse will want to join you too. Schedule the walks as social time and catch up with each others lives, making it feel more like a social event than exercise.

3. Ballroom Dance. With the new hit reality show on TV, Ballroom dance is another great way to burn off calories while you have a great time. You'll learn new steps, get your heart pumping, meet new friends, and enjoy an invigorating workout! If you can't afford Ballroom dancing, buy some tapes and learn at home with your spouse! There are plenty available now since it's become a reality TV hit.

4. Cultivate your garden and beautify your yard. Planting a garden, pulling weeds, and doing other gardening chores can really get you in great shape. No sense hiring an expensive gardener for hauling dirt, raking leaves and other stuff. Burning calories with these outdoor activities will help you lose that weight. You'll look great and have the best looking house on the block too.

5. Schedule playtime with your family. Simple outdoor activities like playing Frisbee, tag with the kids, swimming, hiking, and biking can help you lose weight. Not only will you spend quality time with your family, you'll get skinnier.

Being consistent with these activities is the key to losing weight and reaching your weight loss goal. You'll spend time with family and friends, as well as make new friends. You'll also be teaching your children great exercise habits, and building a healthy family lifestyle. Don't count on just doing this on the weekend. You'll want to incorporate these activities into your life at least 3-5 times per week for burning calories. You really can improve your health and quality of life without being boring and unpleasant