Tuesday, August 24, 2021

fl Physical Fitness: Get in Shape With These 5 Top Outdoor Activities

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Exercise is healthy for you and will help keep your weight in check. But sometimes exercising can be a drag! Luckily, some outdoor activities can make you healthier while having fun at the same time. Here are five of the best ways to get your body moving:

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Cycling, or the act of riding a bicycle for exercise and transportation, is one of the most popular physical activities in North America. It’s an excellent way to maintain your cardiovascular health while getting the necessary movement on days when you can’t make it into the gym or outside for some more strenuous activity. Cycling will also help you get some much-needed vitamin D, as the vast majority of North Americans spend most or all of their time indoors.

The average adult who cycles for 30 minutes a day five days a week will burn about 400 calories over one week. This is an excellent way to maintain your weight and keep off excess pounds while still allowing for some indulgences.

In addition, cycling is low-impact and has little to no risk of injury compared to running or jogging because the weight of your body isn’t constantly being transferred from foot to foot. This makes it easy on your joints while providing an excellent workout.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is a great way to get in shape and explore nature. However, remember that rock climbers are not allowed on any climbs marked with closed or restricted access signs. You can try climbing trips for beginners at an indoor gym, outdoor crag, or even your backyard! The most common kits include shoes for the feet (usually called "climbing shoes"), chalk for the hands, a harness to hold onto so that you don't fall while climbing, and carabiners.

This is usually one of those "hover around in your own little world" hobbies where you can get lost by yourself or with someone else! Rock Climbing is an excellent exercise because it requires you to use your arms and legs in a climbing motion.

The best time for Rock Climbing is usually the spring or fall when temperatures are not too hot, but you can still get outside! Some people might think that this activity isn't fun and only for hardcore climbers, but it's actually great exercise while being an exciting hobby where you can explore nature.


Kayaking is a very popular choice for outdoor activities. It provides the perfect opportunity to get close to nature and have some much-needed time alone while also being able to experience it at your leisurely pace. Kayaks are available in many different styles, colors, shapes, sizes, and prices, which means there's sure to be something out there for everyone.

Kayaks have a sturdy material, usually plastic or fiberglass. They can also be custom-made to your specifications as well so that they're perfect for you. These kayaks come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most popular size is 14 feet long by 26 inches wide, providing enough space for one person to lay in it comfortably.

It's a very popular activity that is not only great for your health but also provides the opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun in nature while you're at it!


Tons of people need to start exercising or get back in shape. One great way you can do this is by swimming outdoors. Swimming is a great cardiovascular workout and will help make your body more toned as well as flexible. It's also low-impact so it's easier on the joints than running or jogging. If you're not a strong swimmer, try doing laps in the water - you'll get great exercise without exerting as much energy.

Along with being an excellent form of exercise, swimming outdoors provides some wonderful benefits to your mood and mental health too! It connects you back to nature and makes it easier for your mind to relax after work or school. It's also a great time to reflect and contemplate things that are going on in our lives. Swimming is also an excellent way to build confidence in yourself and your abilities.

If you're feeling a little scared of the water, don't worry! Almost everyone feels nervous about it at first, but after you get started swimming with friends or family members who are experienced swimmers, most people find that they enjoy it more than expected. If this is still a little too scary for you, try taking a swim lesson at your local pool.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is a fun and challenging workout that can give you the entire body burn you need to get in shape. To start, find a calm body of water with access points on both sides. Next, get into your board so your feet are under your knees, and grab hold of the paddle in front of you for stability. Next, begin paddling your hands in a gentle circular motion, alternating one side and then the other. When you're comfortable with this technique, head out into open water and push off from shore or dock to get going.

Paddle boarders use all of their upper body muscles when moving through the water, so it's also good for strengthening and toning the arms. Give yourself a challenge and try to paddle as far out into the water as you can while still being able to touch the bottom with your feet if necessary. Then, when you're ready, make your way back by paddling in small circles or taking long strokes on either side of the board until you reach shore again. This workout provides an intense cardio workout that can burn up to 500 calories per hour.


Physical fitness is something that everyone should strive for. Putting in a little bit of time and effort into getting fit will pay off later on down the road, so it's worth making some sacrifices now. But don't worry! The great thing about physical fitness is how many different ways there are to do it- you won't get bored because there are so many options! This article has given you some great ideas for outdoor fitness activities that will keep your body in shape and make exercising a little more fun. So find something new to try out, or go back and revisit one of these favorites.


  1. I don't have access to most of those, but I have done rock wall climbing here. Fun and challenging.

  2. I don't do any of these, but I go for a walk almost every morning. What a difference it makes.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  3. I love riding my bike! It's ridiculously hot here right now, but once it cools off a bit my boys and I will ride bikes to and from school every day. Right now, swimming is the only way I want to be outside.

  4. Such great options to get out and get active. Swimming is a great option.

  5. It's a fact. I need to exercise a whole lot more.

    Good to hear from you, Rosey.

  6. Oh! This post is coming at the right time! From September on I will be cycling much more since I will be finally settling in one place. So looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My favourite of those is cycling although I don't do that often. It's good to have options available to get into shape.

  8. I used to ride my bike, but now I just use my exercise bike.

  9. I do all of these fairly regularly, except rock climbing.

  10. I'm going to miss kayaking the most once summer is over. Lots of great activities here to enjoy the outdoors.

  11. Some fabulous activities to do this summer especially since we have had some good weather lately.

  12. We recently tried paddleboarding and it was a lot of fun. It is nice to get outdoors and get some exercise.

  13. I couldn't agree more! It is so true that we are only giving ourselves excuses not to give time into physical fitness, but I swear speaking from experience has a significant impact on my life!

  14. These are great activities for fitness. I love Cycling!

  15. Our family does indoor swimming twice a week, but would love to check out a nice outdoor pool!

  16. I do like to kayak from time to time. We sold our paddle boards since Allison doesn't like them and Mariah moved away. It was just me using them like once a year. Jason loves to cycle. As soon as the heat subsides, he'll be back at it again all fall.


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