Have a blast outdoors and get a great workout at the same time
Summer is officially here! Now is the perfect time to take advantage, get outside and have some fun, and you might as well use the opportunity to burn calories and build strength at the same time!
It’s possible to have your cake and eat it too with these surprisingly effective AND fun summer activities. So, step up your fitness game while having fun this summer and you’ll be torching calories without even realizing it.
Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Swimming is a refreshing way to incinerate calories and stay cool this summer, and it works your entire body from head to toe. The water provides gentle resistance and it’s easy on your joints but tough on caloric expenditure. Even just splashing around can burn 225 or more calories per hour while the butterfly stroke can push up to 900 calories per hour! So while you’re in the pool go ahead and swim laps, performing the butterfly stroke, or just splash around for as long as you can before breaking.
While surfing might seem intimidating, it’s an incredibly effective way of burning calories while using muscles you likely haven’t worked in a while. You might not be performing any badass tricks on the first day, you’ll probably end up falling off the board a few times or more. But this is good — it burns more calories as you use your entire body to get back on the board, while your core stabilizes you to stay on it. Surfing trains your endurance, works your upper and lower body while tapping into your core strength.
Paddleboarding is a fun activity to do with friends while also getting a solid workout in at the same time. Paddleboarding will hit your core and put your balance or coordination to the test! While you can paddleboard by sitting down, standing up burns more calories and works more muscle groups.
Heights aren’t for everyone, understandably, but, if you’re bold enough, rock climbing is a sure-fire way to burn calories and build strength. This intense activity involves many different muscle groups including your back, hands, forearms, fingers, and legs. As you climb your body is working on its coordination and muscle endurance. We recommend wearing a helmet and comfortable protective gear as well as a safety harness, depending on the location and elevation.
Here’s a summertime activity you can enjoy at whatever pace suits your mood best. The beautiful scenery is an added perk. At just two miles per hour, kayaking will burn more than 200 calories. The rotation of paddling forward is a great way to target your back, upper body, and core.
Regardless of what summer activity you choose, we recommend you supplement with SKALD to supercharge your energy, performance, focus while maximizing your weight loss!
Have fun out there and as always, be safe!