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FIND dif­fer­ent ways to stay fit and in good shape.

People (South Africa) - - Contents - BY AN­GELA BEKIARIS

LOOK­ING for some ex­tra time to work­out but don’t have it? You might be get­ting the ex­tra ex­er­cise in with­out even know­ing it. These are great ways tostay ac­tive, with­out ac­tu­ally feel­ing the pain, so to speak: 1. Gar­den­ing is tough on the body. Mow the lawn, rake some leaves – you’ll feel the burn the next day for sure.

2. Walk­ing the dog could be­come more of a hobby than a chore. And walk­ing has been proven to im­prove both your mood and your health, so win-win!

3. Go for a swim – there is no bet­ter form of full-body in­te­gra­tion than swim­ming a few laps.

4. Start cy­cling – you’ll be burn­ing calo­ries and ton­ing that booty and lov­ing ev­ery minute.

5. Start Tai Chi. The an­cient form of grace­ful move­ment and stretch­ing is known for help­ing both body and mind – and it’s a great way to start your day.

6. Dance your heart out. Danc­ing is not only oh-so-fun – and can be done any­where – but it’s one of the best forms of ex­er­cise to keep you slim, trim and look­ing half your age.

7. Take up golf, if you have the time. You’ll be walk­ing for hours which is al­ready a bonus – and hey, you’ll make some great friends, too.

8. Ten­nis is a great way to keep ac­tive and have fun. It stim­u­lates you both men­tally and phys­i­cally, keep­ing your body and mind in top form.

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