How To Get in Shape Outdoors
You’ve been indoors most of the winter, with just a treadmill for company. And then you hear it the siren call of warmer weather, calling you outside. There is no better place to be than the great outdoors. The fresh air, sunlight and beautiful scenery inspire me to exercise more.
The summer is also a great time to workout outdoors. If you’re in need of a few things to get an adrenaline boost this weekend, here are things you can do. Hopefully this will be a catalyst and give you hope and inspiration to take the first step.
The Most Best Ways to Get in Shape Outdoors
- Walking Schmalking! Hop on your bike and cruise around the city enjoying what the city has to offer. Biking gives you a great way to get in shape, meet new people, and see the city all at the same time!
- Work Out at Home: For those of you who are parents or have hectic schedules, and have only a small window of time to spare a day, there are so many tools available that makes it easy to work out at home.
- You say walking’s too pedestrian? Actually, it’s one of the best lifetime sports. It’s easy on the joints, you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment, and you can burn calories, even though it’s a more modest amount compared to some other activities.
- While at the beach, lake or pool, kick your legs for a leg workout and pump those arms. Pool running is one of the most effective workouts and it is fun!
- The grounds of many country houses or gardens feature trails suited to different levels of fitness and ability, from wheelchair tracks and one-mile beginner walks to high-energy hill climbs.
- Nothing cools you off on a balmy day like splashing in water. Help kids get into it with a relay race or sink some treasure that they can dive to the bottom to find. A wealth of pool toys can provide novelty for your littlest fish.
- If you’re in an area where there are a lot of trails, head for your nearest one and go hiking. Hiking is a great intensity workout to get your blood pumping.
- Jogging is terrific for your heart and lungs, and it improves your stamina. If you’re trying to lose weight, it can burn calories more quickly than walking.