Summer is the perfect time to have some fun and get active. There is no shortage of activities to do in summer, but if you’re feeling uncreative, you might need a few suggestions to get you started. With that, we present you with a few of the best ways to get active this summer.
Go To the Pool
Going to the pool is a classic summer activity. What better way to cool off on a sweltering summer day than to take a swim? Show of your daring spirit by jumping off the high dive at your local pool or have the time of your life sliding down a water slide at high speed. If you want to get a good workout and practice your swim strokes, try swimming some laps.
Take a Backpacking Trip
If you love hiking and spending time in nature, a backpacking trip could be the summer activity for you. Some programs offer organized backpacking or hiking trips that you can join for a fee. If you’ll be backpacking on your own with a group of family or friends, be sure to plan for your trip adequately and begin training for the trip well in advance.
Change Up Your Commute
Getting active in the summer can be as easy as changing up your commuting habits. If your workplace isn’t far away but you normally drive, consider walking or biking to work. You need to get to work, after all, but you’ll be able to get in some extra exercise that you might not have time for elsewhere in your day.
Plant a Garden
You wouldn’t think that planting a garden would require you to be all that physically active, but it can be a surprisingly good way to get active. When gardening or caring for your lawn, you’ll be constantly bending over, digging holes, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and sometimes even working with heavy yard machinery. In addition to it helping you to get active, you’ll have a beautiful yard or garden to show for it once you’re done!
Pick Up a New Sport
If you want to get active this summer, why not pick up a new sport? Some sports, like running, are easily accessible and can be done by just about anyone. Other sports, like basketball, tennis, or badminton aren’t hard to learn the basics of, and they can be fun to casually play with friends. Try one of these today!
Which of these best ways to get active this summer do you want to try? Whether one of these options or another that isn’t on this list is best for you, choose an activity that you love and get some exercise. And don’t be afraid to try new things—you may just discover a new activity that you adore.