Fun Ways to Stay Active during the Summer!

You’re on summer break and have some extra time on your hands. Here are some ways to use that time to stay in shape:

Find a local hiking trail! Depending on where you live, this is a super easy way to stay active and have fun during the summer. Invite some friends and bring your dogs along for a nature walk and enjoy the outdoors! You can even pack a lunch and have a picnic! If you’re looking to get some low intensity exercise and enjoy scenic views, then hiking is the activity for you! Just remember bug spray!

Create your own workout routine! This is a good way to keep yourself busy and fit throughout the summer! You can incorporate exercises that do not involve equipment or a gym membership! Gym memberships can get pricey, especially if you only want one for just the summer months. So, instead you can create your own at home workouts!

Go for a bike ride! As children we all learned how to ride a bike for fun, but it’s actually a great way to stay in shape! If you’re bored after school or on the weekends, go for a bike ride to a friends house or around the neighborhood! There might even be a bike trail near you. If you find a summer job close to home, you can even decide to ride your bike to work!  

Go for a walk! Walking can be the best form of exercise! You’re engaging a lot of muscles while not over straining any. Similar to hiking, it can be a low intensity form of exercise. If it’s a beautiful sunny day, call a friend and go for a walk!

Don’t let yourself be bored. Get outside, stay active, and have fun!