Recess Time

Nothing shows excitement like the ring of the bell for recess! Dozens of energetic bodies leap up at once and head for the door outside. Compare that enthusiasm with the thought of waking up for a run or driving to the gym after rush hour.

Exercise has become a chore added to our daily list of exhausting activities, when it should be our time to revitalize body and soul! Get active outside with hobbies that have you burning calories and enjoying well-deserved leisure time.


Surfing or SUP (stand up paddle boarding). Catch a wave paddling or surfing for fun and exercise.

Photography. Explore new places, take the road less traveled and those steps will add up without you even realizing it.

Gardening. Digging, raking, weeding, mulching, planting, fruit picking, all get the heart rate up and bring in more oxygen.

Volunteer. Shelters need animal lovers to walk dogs and cuddle kittens, while community gardens need weeding.

Bird Watching. The fastest-growing outdoor activity in America, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is watching birds in the wild.

Yoga. Practicing in your yard, a park or on the beach connects you with nature and fresh air.

Backpacking. Connect with nature to hike the forest, head out to the mountains, or explore a national park.

Fishing. A decent pole, a few lures and some bait are all you need.

Any sport. Whether walking the golf course or competing with a team, getting physical gets blood pumping and hearts racing.

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” ~ Mark Twain