When the temperature rises, you might feel tempted to sit in front of your air conditioner instead of heading to the gym. To help motivate and inspire you to keep working hard this season, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to stay active this summer!
Swimming is a no-brainer way to stay fit! Not to mention it’s a great way to stay cool even when it’s super hot outside! Treading water alone for an hour can burn up to 400 calories and give your legs a great workout. For those who are looking for more of a challenge, swimming freestyle laps for an hour burns between 700-800 calories!
Riding your bicycle is another activity that lets you go at whatever pace you choose. Take a stroll through the park and enjoy the nature by yourself or with friends. If you want to test your endurance, hit the nearest trail or path and check your speed! Always be aware of other people you may be sharing any pathways! Also, if you are skilled enough to venture onto an actual road, remember to wear bright colors, so cars will be aware of you and use hand signals.
Running a set of bleachers or in a hilly area for just 20-30 minutes can keep you in great shape! This exercise will keep your calf muscles toned and your endurance in top condition. Set a goal and try to get in shape to run a 5K at the end of the summer! Having something to work for will motivate you!
Rollerblading can be tricky at first, but with some practice, you could be a pro in no time! This activity is a great exercise for those who like to run, but need to reduce the impact of their legs hitting the pavement. But not only do you get a great leg workout while rollerblading, but you also work your core while balancing!
If you like to follow a particular workout routine, but you aren’t sure how just use your laptop in your living room or outside! YouTube is a great source for looking up almost any kind of exercise taught by a trainer or instructor. Most videos require none to minimal equipment and take you step-by-step through work out movements.