Chances are, you overindulged a bit over the holidays. Don’t sweat it. It’s perfectly alright to loosen up a little at the end of the year and enjoy the festivities. The good thing is that you are not alone and the new year provides a perfect opportunity to get back on track when it comes to exercising and healthy habits.
Many people also choose the new year to reevaluate their lives and work on any bad habits that may be affecting the quality of their lives and health. This could include things such as drinking, smoking, or overeating. Whatever areas of your life you choose to focus on and improve is up to you. Here are 5 outdoor activities that can help you feel stronger, healthier, and better in the new year.
1. Go For A Walk
One of the easiest ways to start getting active again is by walking. It’s free, easy, and can be done anywhere. All you need are good walking shoes and a partner if you wish. Walking can be done anytime of the day. This can be good rather than walking your way to a Huntington Beach health center. Some people enjoy starting their day off with an early morning walk, others wind down in the afternoons or evenings with the activity. Walking is easy on the joints, so if you have any injuries it’s a good choice for staying active with causing further damage. You burn calories and get some cardio by walking alone, or choose to add jogging or walking if you feel up to it.
2. Go On A Hike
Hiking can be a little more challenging than walking, depending on where you go. Outdoor trails in the mountains, canyons, or beaches lead you on an adventure while still giving you a workout. Hiking is great for groups too. It provides an opportunity to enjoy local nature sites and get away from the hustle and bustle of life for awhile. Hiking is great for your body as well as for relieving stress.
3. Take A Swim
Swimming is a great way to work every muscle of the body in a gentle, low impact way. Chances are you’ll have so much fun swimming, you won’t notice what a great workout you’re getting. Take advantage of your own pool, a friend or family member’s pool, or community aquatic center.
4. Organize A Softball Game Or Join A League
Playing sports is another great way to get a good workout in while having fun at the same time. Organize a weekly game in the neighborhood with friends and family, or join a local league. Even if you’re not the best athlete, you can still get out there and play. Volleyball, Huntington Beach indoor soccer, and basketball are some other great choices. Look for a court at a local park or community center.
5. Ride A Bike
Dust off your old bicycle, or borrow or purchase one for riding. You’ll probably enjoy riding just as much as you did as a kid. There are bike paths everywhere, just choose one that best suits your level of riding. Group rides are fun too and happen in just about every city.
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