Say goodbye to winter and the humdrum, indoor exercise routine. Now that summer is fast approaching, get ready to embrace the outdoors for your daily fitness regimen. This is the perfect time to change up your routine and shake your body out of complacency. The best part of all is the fact that you’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even feel like you’re working out. Get out there and get a move on!
Take a hike!
Hiking is a great form of exercise, gives you a way to take the scenic route to a healthy body, and you can choose a location that varies in level of difficulty. When you feel like taking it easy, go for a shorter hike with less of an incline. When you really want to challenge yourself, be prepared with plenty in your pack such as a first-aid kit and automatic knife, and take a long trail with tough conditions. When you really want to push yourself, plan an overnight. You’ll get your exercise on the way in and out!
How about rock climbing?
Rock climbing will truly push your body to the limits, making you use muscles you didn’t even know you had. This is definitely a partner form of exercise. Make sure you have the someone with you, the proper equipment, and that you know your limits. This is an exhilarating form of exercise, but make sure you choose wisely when it comes to how challenging your climb will be.
Jump in the lake!
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise there is. You’ll get an excellent cardiovascular workout without putting strain on your body that is brought on by other high impact forms of activity. You’ll stay in shape while you’re getting refreshed at the beach. Pick your pleasure for your swim. The pool, a lake or the ocean will get the job done.
Get out the bicycle and hit the road. If you don’t live in a great location to take a bike ride, strap it on the car and head for the country. Push yourself with plenty of hills, twists and turns. Go with a friend or partner and enjoy the view.
Walking never hurts.
If you’re not in the mood for anything intense, or your body isn’t up to a hard workout, enjoy a daily walk in the great outdoors. You’ll get the benefits of a run while going easy on your bones.