5 Activities to Get Your Heart Pumping this Summer
Summer is here, and it’s time to go outside and get back into the swing of things regarding your fitness routine. We only have a limited time to enjoy the nice weather, so let us capitalize on it. This summer, let us pursue activities that can impact our overall health and well-being. There are many ways to burn calories while enjoying the summer weather. Here are my top five activities to get your heart pumping this summer.
Go Running/Go on a Trail Run
Running is a great summer activity to improve your overall health and fitness. Start small and go short distances if you are getting back into a running routine. Set goals; if you have dreamed of running a marathon or want to run a 5K, summertime is a great time to start training. If you want to explore the countryside, go trail running. Navigating hills and running cross-country will get your heart pumping this summer.
Do a Boot Camp Workout in the Park
Boot Camp workouts are a great way to get your heart pumping this summer. An added bonus is since it’s summertime and the weather is nice; you can take your boot camp routine to a local park. Boot camp workouts combine strength and cardio conditioning. Plus, there are millions of different moves and routines you can perform. Typical routines include squats or pushups for strength and running or jumping for cardio. Plus, you can do your routines without expensive fitness equipment.
Ride a Bike or Go Roller-blading
Summertime is a great time to get outside and go biking or rollerblading. You can make both activities as intense as you would like. If you want to push yourself and get your heart pumping, you can come with either exercise. Biking and rollerblading are great cardiorespiratory endurance activities that test and improve the body’s ability to sustain dynamic exercise, using large muscle groups over time. Or if you want to take it easy and get a little exercise while sightseeing you can do that too.
Jump for joy; summer is here! Another great exercise to get your heart pumping this summer is jumping rope. It is a great summer activity. All you need is a rope and a little bit of space. Jumping rope is not only good at getting your heart pumping, but it also strengthens your bones. If you have kids, you can involve them in your fitness routine. Furthermore, involving your kids can encourage them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it’s just a fun summertime activity.
Go for a Hike
The summertime is a great time to lose yourself on a hike. The weather is warm and pleasant, and you can choose your difficulty level. You can go on short hikes or go deeper into nature by going on an overnight camping hike. Summer is the time to get out in nature and enjoy the nice weather.
In Conclusion: Be Active this Summer
Getting outside and being active is essential to your physical and mental well-being. These five summer activities will get your heart pumping this summer, but there are many other things you can do to get outside and stay healthy. Remember that you must concentrate on keeping a healthy diet and exercise. If you focus on both things, you can change your life. Make the most of your summer, and stay healthy! Contact me to schedule a session if you need help developing your fitness routine.