Reap the health benefits of inline skating and have fun in the process
Much has been said about the many health benefits of inline skating. It works both as an aerobic and an anaerobic exercise, meaning it can boost your heart and lungs as well as your muscles. As the Inline Skating Resource Center notes, it also lets you burn calories without the impact shock of other healthy activities like running and jogging.
It’s no wonder then that people are once again turning to inline skating as a fun way to get fit and stay healthy. Sometimes, though, you may find it hard to keep sight of the fitness goals you set for yourself. Bestselling author Michael Hyatt recommends jotting down your goals and crossing them off as you complete them. If that sounds kind of like bingo to you, then you’re on the right track.
Bingo has been taking the world by storm during the past few years. The game’s online presence, in particular, has brought a new, younger generation of bingo players into the fold. Betfair, the world’s largest betting exchange, has even made a move into the online bingo landscape. The game is popular enough that people who haven’t played it yet already have an idea of the game’s mechanics, which makes it easier to integrate into our goal-reaching purposes.
Inline fitness bingo goes like this. Normal bingo cards have numbers on them. Replace those numbers with the goals you have in mind. The American Council on Exercise recommends making your exercise regimen SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound – so stick to the specifics. If you want to slough off some weight, for example, include how much and by what date. Cross out the goals as you complete them, and when you cross out all the squares on your card treat yourself to something nice and then make another card with all new goals.
Playing inline fitness bingo with people trying to complete similar goals can help you all motivate each other further, so get your family and friends into it as well. You can even decide on prizes for whoever manages to mark all of their goals and hit bingo. Just keep in mind that a game like this revolves around self-reporting, so individual integrity and honesty is a must. After all, if you cheat at your fitness routine, the only one you’re really cheating is yourself.