If your summer getaway is anywhere near a body of water, fitting in fitness can be convenient and help you stay cool. Whether you’re retreating to a lake, heading to the beach or simply hanging by the pool, take advantage of your surroundings – swap your typical activities for something new. Mixing-up your routine is a great way to stay motivated and excited about exercise.
To help inspire you, we put together some suggestions for water activites. Rediscover an old favorite or challenge yourself to learn something brand new. You might be surprised that you can get such a good workout while having so much fun. As a frame of reference, in 30 minutes – for someone who weighs 150 pounds – a moderate walk burns about 120 calories, bicycling about 230 calories, and jogging can burn nearly 240 calories.
We recommend at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity because it can lower your risk for cancer. Regular physical activity is also important for good health – helping you gain strength, improve your immune system, reduce anxiety and sleep better.
Use this graphic like a checklist and see how many you can try by the time fall rolls around.