Summer is a great time to put your nose to the grindstone and get in a little extra exercise. It’s so easy to get motivated to get out there in the beautiful summer weather and work hard on your body. There are a lot of different kinds of exercise you can only get in the summer simply because other seasons’ weather doesn’t really allow for it. Here are some good exercises that you can try during the warm summer months.
- Swimming – You get a double whammy. Not only are you staying cool, but you get a great workout. Even if you don’t live near a natural body of water, it shouldn’t be tough to find a gym with an exercise pool or even a public pool (though those might end up a little crowded) to get your swim time in.
- Running/Jogging – You will need to use your judgement when running in the summer. It may not be the best idea in the heat but bear with me. You won’t be running and exerting yourself during the hottest parts of the day, instead try starting your day with an early morning jog before things really heat up. It will help to wake you up and get you going in the morning where you might not normally be too active. If you’re not a morning person, enjoy a cool evening or afternoon breeze and jog while the sun is going down.
- Summer Sports – Check your local paper or online resources to find groups getting together for football, soccer, baseball, or whatever else suits your interest and spend your summer having fun and getting a good workout on the side.
- Biking – Bicycling is a bit of a step up from jogging when it comes to your level of physical effort. Here in Boston many commuters take to their bikes to get in a quick workout while saving the earth. Don’t have a bike?? Check out Hubway, think Zipcar but for bikes. I’m not sure what they call it in other cities but Hubway is what we have here in Boston.