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Mixing Up Your Summer Workouts! – Rewarding Exercises, You Can Do Outdoors

It’s summer time, take full advantage of the long sunny days and the warm weather by taking your daily exercise outdoors.

Whether it’s hitting the beach on the weekend or just heading down to the local park after work, there’s plenty of space and activities you can do to stay active and have some fun.

At Rapid Loss we know it can be difficult to work up the motivation to exercise around the holidays so here are some rewarding exercises you can do outdoors this summer.

 

Hiking

We’re very lucky to be blessed with a beautiful country filled with gorgeous mountains and beach sides perfect for a hike.

So, if you’re not feeling the treadmill try putting on your walking shoes and head to your closest hiking trail.

Depending on the steepness of the hills, you can burn on average 430 calories per hour just from walking along a steeper trail, plus have the perfect opportunity to take some great scenic pictures.

Bring along a family member or a friend for a great day out and you won’t even realise you’re exercising.

 

Paddle Boarding

Summer time is the perfect time of year for water activities. It’s hot, the suns beating down and being by the water seems to be one of the best ways to enjoy the weather.

You may have seen paddle boarders drifting by as you lay by the beach but although it seems like a laid-back activity it, don't be fooled. Stand-up paddle boarding requires a lot of body control to keep your balance which works helps to tone your whole body, especially your core, without feeling like you're exercising.  

So, if you’ve been looking for ways to tighten up your midsection paddle boarding might be just the activity to take up this summer.

 

Swimming

If standing on a board in the ocean doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, then swimming is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active this summer.

Not only is swimming a welcome relief from the hot summer days but it also gives you the benefits of an aerobic workout which is gentle on the joints.

Whether you’re swimming in a pool, a lake or just at the beach, swimming consistently for an hour will burn on average 400 calories perfect to compensate for those summer BBQ’s.

If spending some time in the pool is all it takes to be active this summer, then what are you waiting for?

 

Kayaking

It might be another water sport activity, but kayaking should not be overlooked as an activity to take up this summer.

Not only is kayaking a great way to explore greater distances across the water but it also offers a serious arm and upper body workout.

The paddling motion works your arms, chest and back muscles all at once, so you can tone up your arms and improve your strength. Plus, you can burn around 280 calories per hour on average while kayaking.   

So, this summer bring a friend down to a nearby lake and spend a few hours paddling around, you’ll no doubt have a great time and get in a great workout.

 

Rapid Loss Program

If you’re not getting to the great outdoors anytime soon and looking for a way to exercise closer to home then join the Rapid Loss Program and get active.

Simply complete your personal profile and we’ll match you with a routine which suits your activity levels and health and fitness goals.

Plus, you’ll also receive your own meal plan complete with

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