Outdoor Activities To Stay In Shape

When choosing your physical activity, there’s no single type of exercise that is considered “the best”. The most important thing is that you enjoy what you are doing. Spring is a great time to go outside for activities that can be fun and help you stay in shape. Here are a few popular activities to enjoy:

Walking is one of the simplest ways to get moving. It’s a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints and muscles. 10 minutes of brisk walking, three times a day for five days of the week can improve your health.

Running is a great cardiovascular exercise and while not as easy on the joints as walking, takes less workout time than walking for similar benefits.

Cycling is easy on the joints, burns lots of calories and works different muscles than running and walking.

Swimming is a good way to improve your fitness, as it strengthens core muscles. It may help people with arthritis improve flexibility and increase the use of their joints.

Kayaking is fun and provides a scenic upper body work out.

Tennis is a good way to be active with friends and it burns lots of calories.

Whatever you choose to do, be sure to follow basic safety rules and wear appropriate gear.“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.”   Kahli Gibran