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Get Physical: Play Frisbee

Working out doesn't always have to be something you dread, in fact it should really be something you love to do. It doesn't have to be dull and repetitive and it doesn't have to make you sweat. Throwing the old disk around is one of those things that works your muscles and your heart without you even realizing it, since you're having so much fun.

Grab your boyfriend or girlfriend, your dog (if you have one) or some pals and head on down to a beach, a park or someone's big backyard. Bring along a frisbee and start passing it around. If you get a whole group of people together, you can play a game of Ultimate Frisbee.

Throwing the frisbee around works your upper body. Your core gets a workout too, since you're twisting your torso every time you throw. When someone throws the disk to you, you'll end up running, diving, and leaping for it which will work your leg muscles and your heart. If you end up missing the catch (which is bound to happen), you'll end up laughing your butt off, which works your abs and relieves stress.

Playing regular frisbee for 30 minutes burns around 150 -170 calories and Ultimate Frisbee burns 230-250 calories. That's a lot considering playing frisbee is mostly about laughing and having a good time.

A frisbee is easy to take along for your next BBQ. Why sit around and chomp down chips and dip while you're waiting for the burgers or veggie burgers to cook, when you can work up an appetite by tossing the disk.

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intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
It sure is a lot of fun, but I never could control frisbees very well =p
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
I had no idea it was that physical! I love it!
potterlove potterlove 10 years
Oh my god! When I get back to Cali, I'm so dragging everyone to play frisbee. The more people, the longer we play!
Julie2812 Julie2812 10 years
Haha..who knew!? :P
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
Omg, this reminds me of my brother! He was begging me to play frisbee, and I was sore the next day. Glad to hear that I got a workout!!!
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Ooh, perfect! My boyfriend and I have been trying to come up with a way to burn off the beer calories while having fun! :-D
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