Three Summer Inspired Workout Ideas
These long summer days are hot, but they’re fun! Staying active and having a regular workout routine is crucial to helping achieve your weight loss goals and summertime is no exception.
Spice up your workout routine with one of these three summer inspired workouts.
Remember, do NOT do your activity in the heat of the day. Given our brutal Texas summers, you want to avoid heat exhaustion/stroke and remember to stay hydrated!
Water aerobics is a resistance workout that is typically done in waist deep water. There is usually no treading of water or swimming. These classes are typically taught at a gym or community center and they help improve strength, agility and flexibility, all while staying cool in the pool.
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute = 5.0
Horseback riding may not seem like much exercise for the rider, but it is! You will develop a strong core, inner thighs and pelvic muscles because these muscles are used in maintaining balance and control. The arms and shoulders also get a workout from always being engaged because they are in charge of directing. Overall, horseback riding can be a great workout that’s fun to enjoy during these long summer evenings.
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute of galloping = 5.4
Pulling weeds, raking leaves and planting flowers takes strength and energy that results in a healthy amount of calorie burning. Gardening has made our list of great summer activity because while you’re burning calories you are also improving the look and health of your yard and having fun!
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute of weeding = 3.2
It is important to remember that calorie burning will varying, these are just estimations. The actual number of calories burned will depend on weight, metabolism, gender, age, muscle content, and more.
Summer is a very fun season full of long sunshine days and time spent with friends and family. Remember to stay active and balance what you do with what you eat. Workouts don’t have to be long or unexciting. Mix it up and enjoy the joy of the summer!