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5 New Outdoor Activities That You Need To Try

Adults need to get out of the house, but that is often disrupted by children or work. These five new outdoor activities are on the rise… This is why!

No Gym? No Problem!

Blending exercise with enjoyment is key. How else will you look forward to it?

Physically being outside when you workout is like a “playground for adults.” Besides fitness, adults of all ages need a mental health boost and a dose of fun.

With the online world constantly evolving, exciting outdoor activities promise fresh ways to be fit and to get outside more.

Now, whether you’re looking to shake up your workout routine or find a new hobby , these activities offer something for everyone.

i) Paddle Boarding Yoga

If you think you’re ready for the challenge, find a pool or some sort of still water like a lake!

So, try combining the tranquility of yoga with the challenge of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Paddle Boarding Yoga is an innovative workout that tests your balance, strength, and focus.

By floating on water, you engage your core as you flow through poses of unpredictable elements.

This unique fusion bolsters your physical health and also offers a serene escape, aiding in stress relief and mental clarity.

ii) Outdoor CrossFit

Taking the high-intensity movements of CrossFit, Outdoor CrossFit classes have become popular for functional fitness in the fresh air.

For example, these classes are often set in natural, using park benches for box jumps or hills for sprinting.

Moreover, the camaraderie of group fitness adds to the appeal, providing motivation and a sense of community​​.

Try The Fitness Court. I took one of their classes one time, and I thought the instructors were very helpful, making my workout worthwhile and fun!

iii) Trail Running

Trail running is better than the treadmill in my opinion, allowing you to get a fresh breath of air with diverse terrains and nature.

This activity not only challenges the body with varying elevations and surfaces but also has profound effects on mental health, reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety.

The scenic views and wildlife surroundings ensures that every run is as mentally stimulating as it is physically​​.

iv) Pickleball

Pickleball offers the perfect combination of fun and good exercise.

Combining badminton, tennis, and ping pong, the game is easy to learn, yet challenging to master.

Compared to tennis, the court size is smaller with underhand serving, making it a  lower-impact workout, ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

In the US alone, pickleball participation has grown by over 30% in the past two years, making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.

v) Open Water Swimming

Swimming in open water is a liberating experience that stands apart from pool swimming.

It presents a dynamic environment where swimmers must adapt to currents, waves, and changing temperatures, which is great for homeostasis.

Treading water for a long period of time improves cardiovascular health, building muscle strength while improving mental endurance and one’s flexibility.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The fresh air and natural scenery stimulates your mind and body, offering a refreshing change from the usual gym routine.

Being in nature reduces stress and boosts your mood, and the varied terrain of the outdoors can challenge your muscles in new ways.

Once you find that “zone,”  you forget all the stress from your daily life!

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

What do you think of these outdoor activities?

I want to hear about your experiences or any questions you might have about getting started.

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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