Working Exercise in to Your Summer
When the last bell of the school year rang, most kids burst out of the doors with visions of bike riding, camping, hiking, swimming…a summer packed with fun things to do. Somewhere as we moved into adulthood, the fun of summer was sucked away with full time jobs, taking care of family, and getting stuck in traffic.
As an adult, thinking about summer may conjure up wishful images of lounging in hammocks, sipping lemonade on the front porch, and floating in a pool. The lazy days of summer don’t have to be lazy to be relaxing. They can be a great time to add new exercises into your routine and increase your energy levels while bringing back memories of more active times.
Think about what you use to love doing as a kid. Did you love to swim? Think about getting a punch card for your local pool so you can do a few laps after work or join a water aerobics class. Were you a bike rider? Summer is a perfect time to start exploring the many trails in the Denver area or you can join one of the mountain bike clubs who do weekly rides.
Were you a hiker or a camper? Sierra Club’s local chapters host hikes and camping trips so you can ease back in to it with guidance. Volleyball, softball, kickball anyone? Check out your local Parks and Rec programs or YMCA.
Summer is such a great time to get out there and get active. Remember to use sunscreen, stay hydrated, and work in to it at your own pace. Before you know it, you’ll be experiencing the emotional and physical benefits just like when you were a kid!