Fun Ideas for Staying Active
Staying Active everyday is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have compiled some ideas to keep things fresh and interesting while staying active, most of which are free (Yaay!!!)
HOPSCOTCH- I know you all remember that game from elementary school. Most parks have one already painted on the concrete if you don’t have access to sidewalk chalk.
HILLS- Find a giant hill and walk up it, run if you’re feeling frisky.. (Many times even) A great friend once told me, “A hill is simply a mound of opportunity”
SKIPPING- Nothing says childhood fun like skipping. Don’t feel silly..it’s literally walking happy!!
CURB BALANCE- Find a curb and challenge someone to walk the whole thing with you without falling off (It’s harder than it sounds)
DANCE PARTY- Nobody can resist a good dance party. Turn on some tunes and get movin. Invite friends or don’t..either way you get to be active while listening to some sick beats.
WEEDING/GARDENING- You’d be surprised how much of a workout this can be. If you don’t have a garden, maybe suggest to an elderly neighbor or relative that you could take over that job for them. (Win-Win..you get exercise while helping someone out)
PARK PLAY- Find a cool park near your house, ride the slides, swing, check out the monkey bars. Do some pushups on a park bench or challenge someone to a race through the grass. If running isn’t your jam..how about a speed walking race..that sounds cool!
FRISBEE OR TENNIS BALL TOSS- Make up your own rules..Find a grassy spot and just have fun with it.
TRAIL BLAZING- Most places have a walking/running/biking trail nearby. Throw in some earbuds and go for a stroll...or better yet, invite someone to go with you. (PLEASE be safe if you go alone, always stay aware of your surroundings)
Play I spy while walking or do that skipping thing we talked about before.
PICNIC- Pick a spot close enough that you can walk to (not too close) and bring along a meal to have outside. Getting to be outside while doing an everyday task, somehow makes it better.
STAIRS- Find a flight of stairs..a stadium, a hiking trail, the stairs at work and climb baby. Go to the top and back!!
FIND FUN OUTSIDE OR IN, DO THINGS YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE A KID. IF YOU HAVE KIDS, KICK THEM OFF THE SCREEN AND CHALLENGE THEM TO DO THESE THINGS WITH YOU. LIFE IS AS FUN AND MOVES AS MUCH AS YOU MOVE IT!!
Have fun my Sunshines!!! :)