Five Summer Activities for the Active Person

Five Summer Activities for the Active Person

Come summertime, when all you need to be wearing to leave the house is women's shorts and a t-shirt, it’s not surprising to find yourself being more active. After all, half the battle when it comes to exercising is just getting dressed. In the colder months, we need to bundle up in layer after layer simply to step outside, which means that more often than not, we don’t even make it to our closets, let alone anywhere outside. But in the summer, we’re practically ready to step outside no matter what, and the world is our oyster when it comes to being active and getting some sun. There are so many ways to be active in the summer, but remember to do it smartly. Always wear sunscreen when you’re spending time outside, especially in the summer. And bring lots of water with you wherever you go since it’s easier to get dehydrated when you’re active in higher temperatures. As long as you follow those guidelines, you’re ready for some active summer fun. Here are five summer activities for the active person.

Biking

Summer is the ideal season for biking. It’s one of our favorite modes of transportation when the weather is nice out, whether we’re on our way to a picnic or work. Biking is a great summer activity because you can work it into your life so seamlessly, getting your exercise in on your way to wherever you’re going. But if you want to take it up a notch, make biking the main activity in your day, enjoying a bike ride around the park, to the beach, or to any destination you like. Go solo or make it into a group activity, landing at a brewery or restaurant to celebrate your hard work.

Jogging

Jogging is perhaps the activity you need to prepare for the least! All you need to get going is a pair of sneakers and yourself! Throw on some athletic shorts, slap on some sunscreen, and you’re ready to go. Jogging is great because you can get a great workout in a short amount of time, whenever you have the time. While a one-block run may seem like a lot at first, it’s the kind of activity that you make enormous strides in the more you do it.

Roller-Skating/Blading

Whether you do it in the park or at the roller rink, roller skating is one of the most enjoyable outdoor summer activities, especially in the summer. There’s nothing like rolling around on roller skates or roller blades as the sun shines and music plays, whether via your headphones or on the speaker system. We guarantee it’ll transport you back to your childhood. And what better way to spend a summer afternoon than letting your inner-child come out to play?

Gardening

While it’s not technically a sport, gardening is one of the best ways to get the blood flowing there is, all while getting fresh air, sunshine, and connecting with nature. Gardening is a great way to unplug from work, technology, or anything else that can stress us out and enjoy our own handiwork. You can tend to your lawn, flower beds, or even a vegetable garden if you’re lucky enough! Remember to wear a good summer hat to protect yourself from the blasting summer sun during your hours out in your garden.

Hiking

A summer hike is filled with the lush greens of a world in full bloom, and a hike to the top of any overlook is sure to stun with its verdant vision of nature. Enjoying a summer hike is a great way to keep active. While you should dress light for the temperature, it’s a great idea to wear a rash guard with UPF to protect your skin from the sun while it’s exposed outdoors.

Walking Date

When it’s time to meet up with a friend, or you simply want to spend some time with a loved one, turn your date into one on the move! A walking date is a great way to enjoy time with other people while staying active. It’s especially wonderful for dog owners, who walk their pets multiple times a day anyway and always love the company of having someone else along. If you live near a body of water or are vacationing near one, take a walk along the shore to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. You can also enjoy a stroll around your neighborhood, taking in things you may not have noticed before if you mostly drive around. A walking date is a great idea for a summer evening, too, when the temperature goes down and it’s not as blisteringly hot. Just remember to bring the bug spray!

These are just some examples of the wonderful ways to get outside and stay active during the summer months. Check out the links below for more tips and tricks from Lands’ End!

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