Creative workout tips for your best body ever

By: Tasia Rivero

Author: Canadian Living


Creative workout tips for your best body ever

By: Tasia Rivero
Everybody knows the way to shed excess weight is by consuming fewer calories and getting in more exercise (sigh). But this plan offers little in the way of details to help you get started on the path to healthy living.

This collection of 29 creative workout tips covers the finer details involved with getting in shape. Here you'll discover 5 new tools that make exercise (a little!) more fun and things to consider before buying a new pair of gym shoes.

Think the only way to get your butt in gear is by torturing yourself on cardio machines at the gym? Getting in shape doesn't have to mean getting stuck with a boring workout -– or the hefty gym dues. Frugalista Yuki Hayashi spills 6 creative ways to help you lead an active, healthy lifestyle outside of the gym. You'll also find 17 super ideas to get you enjoying time (and burning calories) outside.

Photo gallery: 6 frugalista workout tips

Keeping fit doesn't mean having to spend loads of money. Read on for tips on how to keep your svelte figure while on a budget.

You don't have to spend loads of cash to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. If you can't afford luxurious perks like personal training sessions or high-end, diet-conscious packaged meals, don't fret. Our low-cost, easy and effective diet-and-fitness tips will have you shedding weight while trimming your household budget at the same time.

Find the best shoes for your workout

Don't sweat trying to find the right shoes for your workout; just follow our guide to the perfect fit.

Athletic-footwear companies are playing a major role in lower limb injury prevention, not necessarily for altruistic reasons, but because the market is so competitive these days they have to stay a step ahead of the field. The industry is spending millions of dollars each year to produce the perfect shoes to give different athletes ultimate performance. Just as automobile racers rely on certain tires for a competitive edge, so athletes rely on footwear to give them an advantage over the competition.

5 pieces of fitness equipment to add to your workout

The top fitness toys to use at the gym, or buy for your at-home workout.

If you've ever taken a peek at the strength-training section of a gym you've seen quite a few toys – sort of looks like the Polar Bear cage at the zoo. While I'm not a big fan of buying stuff for exercise – most stationary cycles in people's homes turn mysteriously into clothing racks – some strength toys can be useful for working on those hard-to–reach and long-neglected-muscle groups.

17 ways to get active outside

Getting a good workout doesn't have to mean going to the gym.

Escape into the great outdoors – the green gym – and exercise becomes more holistic, inspiring your spirit and calming your mind while toning your muscles. In one study, 72 per cent of green gym participants were still active after six months – you can't say that for many gym memberships.

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