There’s only about a month left of Summer. While we’re all getting back into the swing of work, school and university, making the most of these long days and warm nights is so important to us. Getting outdoors doesn’t have to involve long, tiring exercise! Just be sure to stay sun smart and hydrated wherever you go and enjoy the most of the weekends. Here are some of our favourite ways to enjoy the sun.
Go for a bike ride
A bike ride can be a great way for you and your family to enjoy Summer together. Going for a light spin for just 7 minutes can burn up to 50 calories. Just imagine what a few hours would do!
You don’t need your own hoop to play a game of basketball. Most local parks have those half court hoops free to use. If not, try your neighbours and see if they’ll have a game of 1v1 against you.
Throw a frisbee
This is taking it back old school. A game of Frisbee can be a great way to get together with friends and have a game in the local park or by the beach.
Have a game of golf
Whether a game of 9 holes, the full 18 holes, hitting out at the driving range or just a game of mini golf, golf is a fun and a much more easy-going way to enjoy the sun. Especially great if you’ve got family with you.
Go kayaking or canoeing
This one is definitely for the more experienced people. We’re not saying to tackle the rapids and go white water rafting, but heading out to your local beach or lake with some kayaks is a great upper body workout. Head to your nearest kayak store where you can rent one, or approach your nearest kayak instructor if you’re after more of an adrenaline rush.
Backstroke, Breast Stroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and even Doggy Paddle, in indoor pools, outdoor pools, rivers or in the sea. We love to swim because it’s the best way to keep cool during those especially hot days in Summer. Remember especially at the beach to stay sun smart.
Ever seen those people on the beach playing volleyball and thinking…I want to do that! Beach Volleyball is a great workout because of all the lunging, running and concentration it requires in the sun. The best part is – you can cool off in the water when you’re done!