We still have a bit to go before autumn comes and visits us, and some of us are thinking “Hmm I haven’t fully enjoyed this summer yet. Let’s make up for it all in one weekend!”
While trekking the country in one weekend might be a challenge (though a little impossible), we have a bunch of summer activities to keep you active and healthy, and which will make you feel like you haven’t gone past these few warm months without doing something important.
Best Summer Activities
Hiking is one of the best summer activities because during the warmer months it is most comfortable. You hike through woods and on mountains that take you away from the scorching heat of the cities. At the same time, it’s not too cold or damn, so it won’t feel as uncomfortable physically ad it sometimes feels during spring or autumn.
Of course, a typical summer activity is swimming. But did you know what health benefits this leisure-like sport can bring? Not only does it improve your heart health and your cardiovascular endurance, but it also builds your muscles. It’s one of the very few exercises that can activate your entire body- your hands are used for splashing (and sometimes, moving forwards), your legs just the same, your back is helping your arms move, and your core is keeping you straight.
When the weather is this nice, it’s a pity to leave your bike in the garage to rust. This is the perfect summer activity for families too, as you can all go on bike rides around the city, or even outside if you want a longer ride. Cycling can be done as a leisure activity, and many times we even forget that we are working out. It’s really pleasant to go about your city on a bike- as you notice the people around you, the buildings and everything that makes that place familiar, you stop noticing how fast or slow you pedal, or how your breathing is, or if you are sweating, and instead you learn to just enjoy it.
This summer activity in particular is great if you want to involve your children and pets. Frisbee is a fun sport, and just as cycling it doesn’t really make you feel like you’re breaking a sweat because it’s fun. Another benefit is that you don’t need a lot of equipment. Just a Frisbee and a bit of a good mood to start things right.
5. Inline Skating
During summer the streets are mostly dry, which makes this season great for those who like inline skating. Not only does this summer activity help your heart and lungs, but it’s also a very efficient form of cardio, and you can burn as many calories as with running. It develops your leg muscles and it strengthens your core, and at the same time it really helps you improve your balance in the long run.
What are your favorite summer activities? Share your ideas in the comments below.