With the heat and humidity, today’s post will focus on Summer fitness Do’s and Don’ts. No worries if you’re not a gym rat, as there is something for everyone to stay fit this Summer.
Of course, if you like something you will stick to it. With this in mind, let’s focus on an activity or sport that you enjoy. If you have a family, find something everyone will like and you can spend time doing this together.
So, once you gather up the troops, you can plan some fun activities while getting fit at the same time.
If you’re ready to head outside, the following are some great activities to try. In the first place, walking is one of the best activities and a great cardio activity. You can plan a walk on the beach, park, or walk around a city or town. If you’re vacationing, use the day to walk around and explore.
Second, there are a number of water activities you can try. If you’re alone, go for a swim or take a water aerobic class. If you’re with friends or family, organize a water volleyball game. Also, you can try kayaking, water skiing, boating or surfing.
Bike riding is a fun activity for anyone any age. There are many bicycle trails as well as bike riding clubs. And you can go solo or with a group of family and friends.
When you’re getting together with a group of people, organize a beach, park or backyard sport. For larger groups, you can play basketball, softball or volleyball. If you’re with a few people, you can play tennis or basketball.
Another great fitness activity is to participate in an outdoor yoga or exercise class.
Summer Fitness Do’s and Don’ts
When you participate in any activity or sport in the Summer, you need to know a few things. First, make sure your body is hydrated. Second, make sure you stretch before you start doing any type of physical exercise.
In addition, keep an eye on the weather. If the weather is going to reach extreme temperatures, plan your routine early in the morning or in the evening. Also, you can exercise or swim indoors.
In addition, it is important to have a fitness tracker or heart monitor. You want to pay attention to this as you can end up with heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Visit my Sports Performance Safety post to read more Do’s and Don’ts.
As always, I welcome your comments.