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The benefits of play — for adults as well as kids — include stress management, joy and social engagement. Learn how to bring the joys of play back into your life so that you can stay fit while having fun.
Be honest: Are you having fun when you exercise? If not, it's time to rethink your approach. Exercise doesn't have to be drudgery or a rote regimen. There are many ways to add play into your current fitness plan and many reasons why you should. Evidence suggests that play is just as important for adults as it is for children. Along with challenging your body in new ways, active play provides opportunities for stress relief and social connections.
Here are some ways to add a little fun into your fitness routine.
The benefits of play don't stop as we grow older, so get out there and get playful. You'll enjoy less stress, a competitive outlet and meaningful relationships with others.
Try Danielle's suggestions for getting more playful.
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