Fun activities to do outside to help you break a sweat but not overdo it! After all, this is supposed to be fun. Also, keep in mind that fun is a relative term. What you deem fun others would happily pass on – so we tried to give you a broad range of activities.
Whether you’re weeding or planting, spending time outside in the dirt, not only keeps you grounded – pun intended – but is great for your leg and core muscles. TIPS: Weed after a good rain. It’s easier to remove them from the soil by the root. When planting make sure the hole you dig is big enough and you water it sufficiently – a little fertilizer never hurts either. Mornings are a great time to garden. Then you have your afternoon to enjoy your hard work and your chances of getting sunburned go down.
TOOLS: Gardening gloves, knee pad (optional), gardening shovels, bulbs, and/or plants.
Walk to a part of your neighborhood you’ve never walked to before. Maybe you’re always in your car, or you just never head in that particular direction. Did you know breaking from your habitual routine is good for your brain?
TOOLS: Water, sneakers, and a cellphone – just in case you take it a bit too far.
Wash your car:
There is something wholly satisfying about see the results of a project almost immediately. Plus, the water keeps you cool and who can have a bad time with bubbles? No one.
TOOLS: Bucket, water, sponge or an old t-shirt, and dish soap – cuts grime.
Fly a kite:
Hone your inner Mary Poppins and go fly a kite. You can get one just about anywhere, including the dollar store. After that, all you need is a nice windy day and some open space. To round out the day, bring a picnic with you and fully take advantage of being outdoors.
Healthy recipe ideas:
Independent of sugar, but not taste. These delicious July 4th treat ideas are sure to please everyone!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Salted Caramel Ginger Pot De Creme
Watermelon granita with coconut and cashew cream
Interested in more ways to stay active?
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