Summer has been on for a while. That’s exactly why you might be running out of ideas of what to do by now. No worries. We’ve got you covered. And none of them is the really conventional kind. Get your cutest workout attire out, these cute capri leggings are my favorite, slap a decent amount of suns cream on your skin. Don’t forget your face and ears. Pull on your running shoes and let’s go.
It might be hot out so you want to find things that you can either do inside, preferably in a chilled space, or in a park that offers lots of shade and a cool breeze. If you have a bench to yourself there are so many things you can do in terms of plank work, pushups, and jumps. Just get creative with it. You might have the luxury of living close by a mountainous region. Explore. The higher the altitude and the more vegetation offer cool hideouts for you to explore what nature has to offer. If you’re adventurous enough you can try biking trails. There are many bike trails prepared for those who seek adventure. Take advantage of them.
If you’re more into activities that are trending, try paddle boarding. It’s an excellent way to work your core and arms. And, while you’re by the water, you should also go for a swim. It’s a full body workout with no impact on your joints. Plus, your body moves in all directions. Enjoy the experience. And when we’re speaking of predictable activities, exploring new sites by bike is an excellent way to simultaneously get your workout for the day in. Or maybe you’re into yoga in a park. Why not? Take your mat there. Maybe you get a following or at least someone that can snap a photo for your Instagram page for you.
Speaking of best outdoor activities. I grew up with tennis. So, it often becomes a self-explanatory exercise. But, it really is a great way to work all of your body and improve coordination. While we’re speaking of the coordination, think of games you used to play as a kid. Jump rope, hopscotch … even running up and down the stairs. These are all activities that require your whole body and mind to be present. Well, sports in general do, but these are some of the simplest examples and you also see how we start learning coordination skills from a very early age.
And, if nothing good pops to mind, grab a yoga mat, dress in your chicest yoga pants, and a crop top and do a stretching routine. Opening up some space within you will make you feel especially refreshed. For times when you’re super lazy, you can always chill, read a book, and sit in a cross-legged position that stretches your muscles simultaneously. Mindfully repositioning yourself into a pose where your shoulders are back and chest forward sends the signal to your brain that you’re moving and adjusts the spine in a way that instantly makes you feel more confident.