When it comes to fitness goals people do whatever it takes to achieve it. It is an activity that no one wants to compromise. What happens when you can’t go out to exercise? It could be it is winter time or you have no time or rather there is a health crisis in your country.
Do you just shelve your plans and wallow in pity? No, you only need to be creative and engage in physical activity in the comfort of your home.
The innovation of indoor games took care of such situations. The five most common indoor games we will discuss include
- Table tennis
I know you might wonder why some are included in the list. An indoor game is any sport that one can play in an enclosed environment. In fitness, body movement is very crucial, but that only define physical fitness, there is also emotional and cognitive fitness. Let’s be specific on the details of how each of the games supports your fitness goals.
- Table tennis
Also known as ping pong among the Asians, this is a game that you can play as a pair or two pairs- each pair on both sides- over a tennis table. The tabletop is made of rubber but its legs are made from a metal welded by the TIG welders to get the best shape for home use.
The fitness benefits…
Strengthen the bones: Ping pong is a game that puts the whole body into an aerobic activity. This comes in handy to strengthen the bones through the increase in blood circulation during play.
Improve one’s cardiovascular health: In case cardio is part of your fitness goals then this is the game to get involved in. It improves general heart health, thanks to the vigorous activity involved in it.
General body movement: When looking for a game that engages all the body parts in a form of exercise then its – table tennis. At the end of the game, you shall have given the entire body the necessary movement.
Chess is a board game responsible for brain acuity- the emotional fitness we just mentioned. Are you tired and just think that you need to jumpstart your brain? Just get a chess player and compete. The effects are amazing.
It supports proper brain coordination, the reason why it’s called a brain game. It is a sport that when you play frequently over time you notice that your intelligence level is not the same.
You want to stay indoors, but, still, you also want to engage in physical activity. Why not play badminton? It is classified as a racket game but gives you the body movement like in a fitness center.
You only need to get a challenging player who will make you run up and down hitting the cork back and forth to get a win.
It’s a physical exercise that removes all the toxins through sweat. You will also get rid of all the excess fat that you might have consumed as excess calories. The body movement promotes general body fitness. Moreover, it aids in muscle tone flexibility.
In case part of your fitness goals includes endurance and cardiovascular health then swimming is the best indoor game for you. It is one game you can play in the backyard- as long as you have a swimming pool.
Never underrate the fact that you are underwater. The fun in it can’t allow you to notice the time you take in there. It is comparable to riding a bicycle as part of your fitness program. Its advantage is that you need no protective gear like a spectacle that adjusts the darkness when out there like in bike riding.
This is a game played as a team of six players on both sides. If you fear a marathon and you need a game similar to it then form a volleyball team, you will achieve the fitness objectives.
Its main aim is to enhance body movement as well as strengthen your muscles through body flexibility and endurance common with this game. You have no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You only need to have the will and determination to achieve them despite the situation. If it is something that distracts you from going out then the fitness center is just within reach.