All good things come to an end, but this is a friendly reminder that summer is not over just yet! There are still many beautiful sunny days ahead, and if you’re stumped on how to spend them, you’ve come to the right place!
Summer is the perfect time to start your health journey and try the activities you’ve been thinking about doing! Whether you want to kickstart your journey by creating a simple routine or try as many things as possible before winter hits, the best thing about summer is the ability to do these things outside! The summer weather never fails to put people in a great mood, and that’s because of the vitamin D in the air! For those with diabetes, getting as much vitamin D as possible is imperative to boost your immune system, keep you healthy, and increase your energy levels. So if you’re looking to embrace the last leg of summer in a way that will benefit your physical health and mind, check out this list of outdoor activities to try before summer comes to an end!
Outdoor Sports – It’s summertime, which means it’s time to turn off the TV and get outside! If you’re a sports person, there’s no better way to appreciate the sport than playing it yourself! You can try plenty of different sports close to home and for free! There are multiple outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, and more in your local area without you even realizing it! You aren’t just getting the benefits of exercise playing a sport; you’re getting the needed vitamin D exposure your body needs to be as healthy as possible. Plus, you may just fall in love with a new sport and utilize it as your primary workout source! What’s better than that?
Outdoor Obstacle Course – If you’re a child at heart and love a good challenge, you would benefit from an outdoor obstacle course! You have the freedom to create the greatest workout circuit in your own backyard with the added twist of making it fun, challenging, and unique! An obstacle course can be anything you want it to be and can be made out of things you already have at home; chairs, a few free weights, ropes, etc. Make your ultimate outdoor obstacle course a full-day event and challenge friends and family to participate. The best form of exercise is one you enjoy doing. If you need some extra inspiration for how to create an outdoor workout circuit, check out these Pinterest boards: DIY Backyard Obstacle Course
Discover New Hiking Trails – Canada is a beautiful country, and we’ve got a lot of nature to offer! If you’re more of a simple person and just want to get in a quick and effective workout without the hassle, hiking is the option for you! You can always find local conservation areas or even branch out and turn your hike into the ultimate summer road trip! No matter where you decide to get those steps in, going for a hike or brisk walk outside holds loads of benefits for your mental and physical health, not to mention the beautiful scenery you experience while doing it.
Getting daily exercise can feel like an impossible task, but at the end of the day, it really comes down to bettering yourself and understanding the long-term benefits of daily activity. There are endless ways to get your body moving and hit that thirty-minute exercise checkmark. You just have to make it something you enjoy doing! Now that you have some great ideas, we hope to see you outside!