The sunny weather is back, and it’s going to stay for a little while now, so it’s time to make the most of it. Beach holidays? Pool days? Garden parties? Yes, sure, all of these sound great, but how about embracing the summer break to kick-start – or pursuit – your active lifestyle? Now is the perfect time to discovering fun activities that can help you to redesign your body and redefine your lifestyle. And more importantly, it’s entertaining, so why wouldn’t you join the fun? All you need is a dream-worthy outdoor location and some inspiration to get you going on the healthy side of life.
Pick beautiful outdoor locations
Make the most of your summer break by visiting some of the most beautiful outdoor regions in Europe, where you can enjoy hiking, cycling and plenty more. Naturally, Europe is primarily Paris, London, Madrid and all the other capital cities that you know, but it’s time to dive in and discover the outdoor experiences of these countries. If you want a little help in picking the best destination for you, have a look at a previous article on the blog, https://www.ahappyhippymom.com/2017/06/europes-greatest-outdoor-destinations.html. If you are a water sports enthusiast, you’ll enjoy the Scandinavian landscapes, and especially the Klarälven river in Sweden, which takes you through breathtaking landscapes. Iceland, France, and Ireland have some of the most amazing outdoor sceneries in Europe. All you need to do is to choose what you want to see.
What kind of activities is right for you?
If you are not an outdoor sports enthusiast, you might find it difficult at first to decide on the right kind of activity for you. If you want to enjoy the landscape and be able to stop whenever you want to take pictures or to have a sip of water, you might prefer hiking as you are in charge of the pace. If you don’t mind log distances and are confident on a bike, you may be interested in bikepacking or off-road cycling, with a bike that is designed for newcomers to this adrenalin-high sport – see here https://mountainbikereviewed.com/schwinn-protocol-1-0-review/ for more. If riding a bike isn’t for you, how about riding a horse in the countryside or along a beach? Or maybe you can be tempted by rowing or canoeing, especially if you love being in the water.
What if you’re not the sporty type?
There is no better time to start a sports activity than when you are on holiday. Indeed, perceiving your activity as enjoyable is what turns you into a sporty person. When it comes to sports, you need to focus on the enjoyment and forget about ‘it’s all or nothing’ attitude. Building up sport as part of your weekly routine doesn’t mean that you should dedicate hours to it every day. Additionally, you need to be realistic when you set yourself a goal. Whether it is losing weight or getting stronger, each goal requires time and dedication. Focus on your progress instead of your waistline.
What are the benefits?
A sporty summer is a summer that is guaranteed to boost your mood. That is, indeed, one of the noticeable effect of sport on the human brain. It’s more than your brain, of course. Exercising, even if it’s for fun, helps your body to maintain healthy functions. In other words, a sporty summer is the guarantee of many more summers to come, at least if you maintain your activities.