Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with an outdoor workout! Here are 5 ways to exercise outdoors wherever you are…
As the weather heats up, what better way to enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather than with a great outdoor workout? You don’t need to have a huge budget to begin exercising outdoors. In fact, many type of outdoor workouts are free, or close to it!
Here are 5 great ways to exercise outdoors which don’t require any equipment:
Besides a good pair of running shoes, there’s very little else you actually need to enjoy a good run. Take a run through the park, down the block, or even along the beach and experience the well-known runners high as you boost your metabolism, increase blood flow, and work your muscles.
The great thing about running is, not only is it good for your health, but you can do it absolutely anywhere – just about anytime!
2. Squats and Lunges
Squats and lunges are two of the most effective exercises you can do to tone up the legs and buttocks. They can be done anywhere outdoors. You’ll often see fitness gurus posting videos on social media of how many squats or lunges they are doing on the beach or at the park. If you’re not confident enough to start squatting in public however, you can always head out to your back yard and enjoy the summer weather while you do them there.
You don’t have to hit the gym or buy a set of expensive bars to benefit from pull-up workouts. All kinds of things outdoors can be used to pull yourself up. Tree branches are a great example, or if you’re out with the kids and the park’s quiet, why not use the monkey bars?
4. Jumping Jacks
If you’re looking to gain a full body workout, you can’t go wrong with jumping jacks. Another exercise that can be done absolutely anywhere without any equipment, they really help to boost the heart rate and the metabolism, providing a full cardio workout using just your own body weight.
Jumping jacks can be pretty intense, so if you aren’t very fit, it’s best to start off slow with just a few at a time, and then build up gradually.
Swimming is one of the most effective exercises you can do outdoors – and it’s so much fun! It works every single one of your muscles and is a great summer activity as you can get a great workout without feeling overheated. Just head on over to your local outdoor pool and start swimming your way to a healthier body this summer!
As you can see, there’s a lot of different ways to exercise outdoors which require minimal to zero equipment. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or a bunch of exercise equipment crowding up your living room. There are so many benefits that come from exercising outdoors too – the fresh air and sunshine do more than just your body good – you’ll also feel refreshed, relaxed, and energized from some time in nature.
So don’t let a limited budget and lack of equipment stop you from achieving your dream body! Simply head outdoors right now and enjoy an effective, feel-good workout.