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Movement-Centered Social Outings, by guest blogger Lauren LaLonde

One common misconception about exercise is that it has to be work—"no pain, no gain," as the saying goes. But the truth is, moving your body in any way, shape, or form will provide you with physical and emotional benefits. So, why not turn it into play? In particular, focus on movement as a social outing. This way, you can spend more time with friends and family while still feeling good about your health.

Instead of making dinner and movie plans one weekend, try one of these fun activities:

  • Dancing/clubbing
  • Bowling
  • Rollerskating/rollerblading
  • Swimming (pool or beach)
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Water fight!
  • Lawn games: bocce, darts, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  • Frisbee
  • Bike ride
  • Hike
  • Sightseeing around your city
  • Charity walk or run
  • Any kind of sport