Exercise Ideas for the Summer
By Donna Stark
The past year has been filled with one obstacle after the next, so it is no surprise if you need some extra motivation to get back on track with your daily workouts. Of course, you can always ask the trainers at your gym for help but don't rule out your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic because they can help too! Take a look at a few of their favorite tips on how to stay fit and healthy during the summer months. Are you ready to get your sweat on? Grab your gear and get moving!
Try New Things
After being cooped up inside over the winter months, it is time to step outside and get your body moving! Whether your workouts are high in intensity or are more on the lower side, the most important thing to remember is to stay as physically active as you can. Here are some good ideas on how to exercise outside every day without getting bored.
- Go on a hike or walk in a different neighborhood
- Play frisbee with your dog at the local dog park
- Explore new sections of your town or city while riding a bike
- Rent a paddleboard or kayak
- Join a recreational sport league
Spend Time on a Mat
Want to switch up your fitness routine, increase your peace, and work on your body all at the same time? Unroll a mat and practice some yoga poses! Yoga helps to lower your stress, tone and lengthen your muscles, ease tension, and increase flexibility and range of motion. It can even help you sleep better too! And if you double the benefits, do some of the poses outdoors in the grass. You won't believe how much of a difference it can make!
Go for a Dip
There is nothing better than the feeling you get after diving into a cool body of water on a seriously hot day. And there is nothing better for your body than the workout you will get from doing so. Swimming is the perfect exercise for those who are looking for a low-impact or all-over body workout. It is easy on the joints, simple to modify, and a whole lot of fun! Just be sure to protect your eyes with a pair of goggles before you jump in!
Trying times aren't the time to give up, so stay on track with your health and fitness goals by staying physically active! Regardless of the workout you choose to do, exercising outdoors is a great way to stay fit, get your daily dose of Vitamin D, and enjoy the summer weeks ahead of you.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Parma, Ohio.