Unconventional Ways to Be Active

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If you want to stay in a great shape and avoid both physical and mental health issues, it’s important to stay active. But the same ol’ workout routine in the same ol’ gym can get stale, so, try out some new. There are plenty of fun ways to exercise and get active. Not everyone likes to work out in a conventional manner, they want something different. 1 in 4 people globally do not meet the global recommendations for physical activity. That’s why we created this list of unconventional ways for you to get active:


What we like about gardening is the fact that this is physically intensive, but also a pleasant experience. This is the type of activity where you can meditate, unwind and relax. Plus, it makes it easy to take care of plants and even grow your own food if you want – and added bonus for your health!

Making TikTok dances

Dancing is always fun and it can be an alternative way to exercise. Try creating, or participating in, some fun TikTok dances, and repeat those as many times as you want. It’s a creative, exciting way to exercise that could also make you grow your social media following!

Try out walking/running games

There are plenty of games like Pokemon Go or Ingress that focus on geocaching, making you step outside and play. They are very creative and really fun to do. Zombies Run places you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, so you do need to browse the community and explore your region.

Pick up trash from the local beach

Another one of the many unconventional ways to be active is to pick up trash and clean up your local beach. You’re protecting the environment while also working out as well, so this alone is a great idea to try out alone or with your friends.

Walking the dog

Walking your dog can sometimes be physically intensive, yet it’s always fun and a pleasant experience overall. Go to a local dog park or walk around your neighborhood, it makes for a great opportunity to meet up with other people and socialize in-person while your doggos get some social time with their furry friends, too.

Rock climbing

Rock climbing is exciting and also a physically demanding activity. It’s certainly worth a try if you’re into more diverse, varied workouts. Not to mention, the scenic views you get when you rock climb outdoors.

Try out orienteering

This is a navigation activity where people need to find and also reach certain points on a map as quickly as possible. It’s pretty much hiking with a very specific objective, so it’s healthy and also mentally stimulating as well.

There’s no denying that there are fun ways to exercise that don’t involve running on a treadmill in the gym every day. It’s all about being creative and trying out the best methods that will keep you in shape. These unconventional ways to be active are all exciting and diverse, which is great because you get to stay in a great shape without visiting the gym every day. You’ll be so focused on the fun; you won’t even realize it’s a workout. Give them a try and see if you like them!