Sick of exercising in doors? Well I have some good news for you, Spring has finally arrived! This means we can say goodbye to those days consisting of below-freezing temperatures and hello to some fun in the sun. There is a great week of weather ahead- are you itching it get outside to workout? And not just because of allergies…
Although you may not realize, many activities we do outdoors can actually have a high caloric expenditure, possibly just as much as 30 minutes on your favorite inside cardio equipment. Exercising outdoors is a great way to break the monotony, have some fun, and get a great workout. Below is a list of many different ideas for some physical activity in the sun:
- Going for a bike ride
- Taking a jog
- Brisk walking
- Walking your dog
- Beach Volleyball – an hour can burn up to 200 calories
- Tennis – 30 minutes can burn up to 200 calories
- Golf (carrying clubs and walking to each hole) – an hour can burn anywhere from 300-500 calories
- Pick-up Basketball game – up to 500 calories an hour
Try to get the whole family involved so you don’t have to exercise alone! Not only will the family help motivate you to consistently stay active, but this is an ideal bonding experience and a great escape from our phones and other electronic devices.
If you’re searching for somewhere to bring the family on a weekend afternoon, some great places local to Peak Performance include the Long Beach Boardwalk and Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream!
By Anthony Locast