6 Summer Fitness Choices to Enjoy
By Brandi Goodman
Getting enough exercise is much easier for most to accomplish in the summer. You have lots more opportunities to enjoy sunny days and get fresh air while enjoying fitness activities. It doesn't feel like exercise if you're having fun.
Swimming is a common summer pastime. Head to a local pool or the beach and work out your body in a way that does not impact the joints. Swimming helps you build muscle strength and endurance.
Bike riding is another favorite activity. Cruise down the streets on your bike and feel the breeze around you. You'll increase the strength in your legs especially and burn plenty of calories in the process. The activity is also ideal for reducing stress.
You may not have pulled out a pair of roller blades or skates since your younger years, but the activity is a great one for burning calories. It can take a while to get used to it again, but rollerblading is a great workout for your legs and core.
Being out on the water is a great way to reduce stress. Instead of just driving a boat out, take a kayak or canoe instead. You'll work your arms and core as you row yourself to your destination and back. Your back and shoulders will feel the burn as well during this activity.
Many local sports teams exist and are looking for new players. Pick your favorite sport this summer and join a team that will have you training and playing games regularly. Volleyball is a common summer choice. You'll improve your hand-eye coordination while simultaneously building the muscle strength in many areas of your body.
A simple walk around the neighborhood or through the park is enough to get your sweat on. It's a low-impact workout that helps you maintain or lose weight and build up your endurance. Start walking for just a few minutes around the block and gradually increase your distance until you can easily get in your 10,000 steps a day.
Try these six summer fitness choices or pick something else you like. Exercise is a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. Get out as much as possible this summer and enjoy activities that get your blood pumping and your body working.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C.