- Put on your walking (or running) shoes
Walking is a good introduction to physical activity, and the good thing is it can be done anywhere! For those looking for more vigorous activity, running or jogging is also a good way to enjoy the outdoors with the family. You can go walk or run around the neighborhood or hit the trails at your nearby park. Don’t forget to wear light-colored sweat-wicking clothes and comfortable shoes!
Brush off the dust from your bikes or skates go for a spin. Biking gets your heart pumping, with less strain on the knees for some. You can also try skating at a nearby skate park or – for those who want to avoid the heat – an indoor skating rink. Don’t forget the padding and safety gear!
What better way to beat the summer heat than to get in the water? Head to the beach or pool and start swimming! Enroll the kids in swimming lessons or join a group water exercise such as water aerobics or water Zumba. Remember to slather on sunscreen and always reapply!