Treadmill running and weight machines can become tiresome and boring over time. But there are plenty of outdoor activities that will not only keep you fit but also bring joy. Here are three of my favorite outdoor adventures to energize and inspire you.
Imagine yourself surrounded with lush vegetation with the sun gently kissing your cheeks — with peaceful views and a sense of achievement along the way. Hiking is an uplifting outdoor activity that can help you stay fit while also satisfying wanderlust. In a city like Chicago, it’s rare to get a moment of peace in nature, so going on a hike in the nearby forests can give you a bit of respite.
Hiking’s beauty lies in its diversity. No matter if you are an experienced hiker or newcomer to hiking, there’s sure to be an appropriate trail explicitly tailored to fit your experience level. From leisurely strolls all the way to challenging treks, nature offers it all.
Are you in search of an activity that combines core strength as well as balance with tranquility? Paddleboarding might be for you. Standing atop a board while floating down peaceful waters is truly a magical experience. I loved standup paddleboarding on Lake Michigan with beautiful views of the Chicago skyline.
If you are interested in paddle boarding, you may be wondering, “Where can I find paddleboarding near me?” It is actually relatively easy to find as most coastal or lakeside spots have rental services dedicated to paddleboarding for an enjoyable workout experience.
Cycling or biking offers more than just an eco-friendly mode of transportation. It also strengthens legs, increases stamina, and allows us to be able to experience our world at our own pace. It’s also good for the Earth.
Cycling offers something to fit all fitness levels, from easy city rides to challenging mountain trails.
These three outdoor activities are guaranteed to keep you fit while boosting joy. So, if you need an escape from your usual gym routine, why not step outside as well as embrace what Mother Nature offers instead?
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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