One great thing about the summer is that you can try out a ton of new fitness activities that you may have never tried before. Fitness never has to be boring, particularly during the summer months, because there are so many things you get to do outdoors. Besides the typical activities such as running, there are other sports that you can try and may end up becoming a fan of.
Of course, trying new things is great but always proceed with safety in mind. It is wise to take lessons where applicable or perform them under the guidance of a professional.
This is probably one of the ultimate summer sports and it is so much fun. Playing this sport not only burns a ton of calories but increases your agility, reflexes, and strength. Playing in the sand is easier on the joints versus indoors.
Safety needs to be at the top of the list with this activity, however, you can choose to rock climb outdoors as well as indoors. Rock climbing builds muscle strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mental focus.
Getting into the water is always fun and kayaking will work your upper body and burn a ton of calories while doing it. On average, 1 hour of kayaking can burn up to 400 calories. With a fun activity like this, one hour can quickly turn into four.
This is a great aerobic workout as well as total body workout. When you are peddling up a hill, your upper body as well as your legs are involved. Even various muscles are used when going down a hill at a fast pace.
While not affective as running because you can coast more, it is still a great workout and much more fun. Thirty minutes of inline skating can burn approximately 280 calories. Another plus is that it is low-impact unlike running which can take a toll on the knees.
Are you trying anything new this summer? What are some of your favorite outdoor workouts?
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