Get hearts pumping
WITH 40 per cent of adults still not getting enough physical activity, it’s time to get your heart beating faster in the name of both love and fitness this Valentine’s Day!
CCQ CEO Chris McMillan challenged loved-up couples to try an active date on February 14.
Here are a few active date suggestions for you to try with your significant other.
One, dancing. What’s more romantic than learning to dance?
In addition to making you feel more connected, dancing is great cardiopulmonary exercise proven to improve flexibility, agility, balance, mental functioning, bone strength and muscle tone.
Two, racket sports. Racket sports – tennis, badminton and squash – stand out among other fitness activities because they offer both upper and lower body workouts at the same time, as well as testing your hand-eye coordination and aerobic fitness.
Three, walking or running. There’s a reason this is one of the most favoured forms of exercise. Head out for a romantic stroll or switch it up and go for a run.
Four, kayaking. Kayaking is a low-impact exercise that will improve your fitness, flexibility and muscle strength, while giving your joints an easy ride.
It can also be quite peaceful and relaxing.
Five, cycling. Cycling is an aerobic form of exercise, so your lungs, blood vessels and heart will all get a workout.
Regular cycling will also improve your muscle strength, bone strength, posture and joint mobility.
You can even ride tandem if you want!
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