Spending time outdoors is good for physical and mental health. Moderate exposure to natural sunlight supplies the body with Vitamin D necessary to keep our bones strong and healthy. With you outside, the brain is constantly active from different sights and smells all around.
Swimming. Swimming is one of the healthiest activities as it works practically all of the muscles in the body. If you live in a condo, in Manila for example, use the amenities and take a dip for at least fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes every other day. Perform Pilates exercises while you’re on it. Pilates swimming exercises strengthens the butt, thigh and back muscles. Learn more about Pilates moves here.
Hiking. Hiking has incredible benefits to the heart and weight. If you’re family or friends plan to do some adventure escapades this summer, suggest a hiking trip. If summer is too far along, find a companion and start from your own town’s park. Consult a ranger for trail advice. If it’s your first time to hike, master the DO’s and DON’Ts for beginners.
Outside Yoga. Yoga centers nowadays use different venues to hold their classes. You can join a yoga class by the beach in your hometown. The feel of the sand on your feet and the glaring rays of sunlight as it touches your face will amplify the health rewards.
Other Outdoor Activities you can try near home.
- Gardening. Not only will it improve the beauty of your surroundings, it’s a perfect therapy to your mental health as well. Plant summer flowers on your backyard or start growing vegetables in the home garden.
- Play with your dog. Walk him around the subdivision, down by the streets, the next-door available house and lot in Philippines vacant space. Take him for a stroll by the clubhouse to the playground. Play catch with your dog and do the chase game for a more rigorous exercise regimen.