Spring is here and summer is around the corner, which means many of us are trying to get into shape before we take our annual beach vacations. Exercise doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym, though! There are plenty of things you can do to burn calories yet still breathe fresh air. Here are 5 ways to not only get some exercise outdoors but have fun while doing it.
Fun and Fitness
Run a Marathon
It’s not too late to sign up to run the Colfax Marathon. There are 7 race options over the two days of the race (May 14th-15th) Plus, you can run on behalf of 9Health Fair! If you do, you get a special bib symbolizing your support for us.
Talk a Walk and Enjoy the View
Take a walk around the lake at City Park. There, you can get a great view of both downtown and the mountains.
Take a Hike
Have you been to Centennial Cone Park yet? It offers a 12-mile trail that is said to be as close to a backpacking experience as you can get without actually backpacking. Just make sure you bring along plenty of water, snack and a lunch!
Whether it’s baseball, basketball, football, kickball or even bocce ball, it’s a great way to spend time in the outdoors. Find a park in your neighborhood and just go play!
Spend some time in the garden! According to Michigan State University, nature has long been known for providing much-needed tranquility and healing. It also is a great way to relieve stress. Plus, it’s known to increase property values!
Remember, the more the merrier! Invite your friends and family to join you for some of these activities. Maybe you can make it a weekly event to keep you moving (although we understand if you don’t want to run a marathon once a week!)