High Octane Sports: Putting the Thrill Back Into Exercise

August 8, 2013

This is a guest post by Sadie.

For many of us, simply visiting the gym or going for a jog is a very boring task. It’s no wonder that we can’t muster the energy and excitement to go and ‘pound the pavements’ for an hour or so in the typically miserable British summer weather.


That’s why having an end goal is important; it gives us something to aim for and something to drive towards. For me, exercising should always be fun. If not, we tend to drift and lose focus. God knows, that pizza or kebab always looks more appealing than the rowing machine, right?

Due to this, we have to make exercising more fun and what better way to do so than taking part in some high octane sports? The thrill and excitement will make you fall in love with exercise again. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Triathlon: Triathlons are great if you have the physical fitness to do them as they work a number of different muscles, giving you an all body workout. If you aren’t fit enough just yet then you can either choose just one discipline, or do a triathlon over a short distance. By doing a short distance, it allows you to still do the full body workout, and means that you can gradually increase your workload until you can go the full distance.

Skiing/Snowboarding: Skiing or snowboarding is a great way to relax and exercise and there are a number of ways you can do this. There are now loads of dry slopes in the UK that you can use to practice and the holiday destinations are numerous; it makes a great alternative summer break!

Off-Road Cycling: Cycling at the roadside is often dangerous and can be a little scary. Off-road cycling, however, is much more thrilling and you can take in some great scenic views. Have a look for local cycling routes near you for some great ideas.

All of these sports make the idea of exercise sound a lot more appealing, particularly if you’re an adrenaline junkie like me! However, if you are taking part in these sports please make sure you have the appropriate gear and safety equipment. Visit High Octane Sport and see the range of clothes and gear available for your budget, as safety is always the most important part of sport.

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