Summertime means blue skies, water parks, popsicles and vacations. So many great things. If you’re like me, you’ve packed every weekend out for the next two months. There never seems to be enough time to squeeze everything in! And sometimes that can mean not going to the gym and possibly not staying in shape. I tend to do a huge exercise push right before summer break and then find myself too busy to workout. Luckily, I’ve found some great summer activities that help keep me in shape!
There isn’t a whole lot of things that get me as sore as a day of wake-boarding (or water-skiing). Being out on the water is a wonderful day spent and there’s nothing as thrilling as riding the wake off the back of the boat. Plus it’s something you can do with your kids. Double win!
While this is not my favorite pastime, it is a great way to work on your tan and get a workout in. Aside from weeding, you can beauty bark your beds, shape your shrubs and plants new trees. I do love the result and the way it gets my body in shape.
With the beautiful weather there’s no better time to go for a hike. Have your honey join you and it can be a great couple’s activity! Or round up the whole family and get outside and enjoy the wonders of mother nature. Your thighs will thank you.
Join a co-rec league of kickball! Not only ridiculously fun and hilarious, but a great workout! Especially for your abs from all that ball slinging. If you can organize a few practices a week then you’ll have a great 6 weeks workout routine. Virtually free and a great group activity for you and your friends.
Going swimming isn’t just for the kids. Jump on in the water with them! Find a lake, a river, a pool slap on some sunscreen and crawl stroke your way into a toned body. Swimming is also great as it’s very gentle on your joints. Plus it burns a ton of calories.
With a little creativity, working out this summer shouldn’t be hard! And I don’t know about you, but working out makes me feel much less guilty about splurging on a big dish of ice cream. Or a beer. And that alone is worth it.
Lisa Coronado is a content writer for a Downtown Seattle Chiropractor.