Summer is here. It’s the perfect time to get active outdoors. Whether you’re stuck in a rut with your exercise routine or haven’t been moving much lately, there are tons of fun ways to get your body going in the warm weather.

Losing weight can feel overwhelming, but it can be fun! Here’s the key: focus on healthy lifestyle changes and explore outdoor activities you love. Not only will you burn calories, but you’ll also boost your mood and overall well-being.

 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Swimming
    Beat the heat and boost your health! Your local beach, lake, or pool is the perfect spot for some low-impact exercise. Plus, research shows getting active can even help you live longer. Dive in, splash around, and have some fun – all while doing your body good!
  2. Hiking
    Seize this chance to immerse yourself in nature. Hike local trails, explore hidden parks, or wander established paths. Become a wildlife detective – identify bird calls, marvel at diverse plant life, and keep an eye out for furry (or feathery) friends. For an extra touch, bring a journal and document your discoveries or sketch a captivating wildflower.
  3. Doing yoga in nature
    Unwind and reconnect with nature! Ditch the gym and find a grassy patch in the park. Spread out your yoga mat (or a towel in a pinch) and soak in the sunshine as you flow through your poses. Feeling social? Look for outdoor yoga classes or groups in your area – it’s a fantastic way to combine exercise with fresh air and community.
  4. Produce picking
    Embrace the bounty of summer! Explore a vibrant farmer’s market overflowing with seasonal produce. Pick out the freshest fruits and veggies at their peak, bursting with flavor. Craving a more hands-on experience? Head to a local farm for some fruit picking. You’ll get the freshest ingredients and a fun, outdoorsy adventure!
  5. Flying a kite
    The warm weather is perfect for a day of laughter and wind-powered fun. Find a spacious field or park with clear skies – it’s your personal launching pad for kite adventures!

 

Ready to get moving and have some fun? Pick an activity from this list (or come up with your own!) and give it a try this weekend. Feeling adventurous? Choose a new one next weekend, or stick with your favorite and make it a habit. The key is to find activities you enjoy – that way, staying active becomes a breeze and a path to a healthier you!