6 FUN Easy Ways to Get in Exercise this Summer.
The weather is so nice, nobody wants to exercise in a hot gym. But what can you do to boost your physical activity? Consider adding in one or two of these easy ways to exercise into your weekly routine throughout the summer. Maybe one physical activity will stick, and you’ll start enjoying exercise that much more!
1) Do it with friends. Plan a bike tour!
Take the train, rent some bikes, and get into the countryside. Your adventure could even include an overnight stay. Most important is to log some kilometres and enjoy the scenery to the max. Bring the water bottles, as hydration is a must when you exercise to avoid muscle cramps.
2) Do it with friends. Go roller-skating!
Turn it up 80’s style. Break out the skates, rainbow t-shirts, neon bracelets and feather clips. Play some Beyonce while cruising town or the park and just have plain old fun with your besties. Don’t forget to pack a polaroid camera to capture your physical activity in style!
3) Do it with friends. Play tag with the kids!
There is nothing like running top speed to get the heart pumping. If you don’t have a kid, go borrow one from your sister, auntie, or friends. I am sure they would be happy to have an hour free for themselves. If you can play tag in a grassy field with trees you get extra points for added nature, if not… find a playground or open square where you can run freely and feel your muscles burn!
4) Do it with friends. Play basketball!
No experience required. Simply running around with a ball and laughing will suffice as exercise. Bring lots of water and good supportive shoes. For bonus sport points as a warmup for basketball, run up and down a flight of stairs. Stairs exercise your legs and get your heart pumping.
5) Do it with friends. Yoga in a gorgeous place!
Find a lovely park, waterfront area or beach. Could also be a city square. You’ll need to start mega early in the morning to avoid crazy people watching and keep the heat at bay. There is something magical about yoga, the breath and doing something physically together with friends at the same time.
6) Do it with friends. Marco Polo!
Hot weather and swimming pools go hand in hand. If the water is a bit too chilly, play Marco Polo with your friends in the pool. One person closes their eyes and says “Marco.” The others say, “Polo” and the Marco tries to catch a Polo. Expect tons of laughs as it is difficult to move quickly in the swimming pool and therefore you will start to warm up and get some exercise at the same time. Fun, fun!Let your summer be creative!Which sport works for you? Inspire you and your friends to get outside and start making better choices that feel good in your body. It doesn’t have to happen overnight. Just one simple change at a time and MAKE IT FUN!