Get Outside and Get Healthy!

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Get Back to Nature

Who needs a gym and weights?

 

Living in California can have some benefits. Although we have had a unusual amount of rain recently, the weather tends to let us be active outside more if we choose. You can get a good workout and enjoy to beautiful resources all at the same time. Give your brain and body a boost by using the great outdoors!!

The above photo was taken during a family hike along the coast last week. The sun, the ocean, and the green fields made for an outstanding backdrop. Sure beats another day on the treadmill. All we did was maintain a good walking pace along the undulating hills to get our heart rates up. My son who didn’t want to go in the first place ended up having a blast as we found animal tracks and fossils along the way.

To kick it up a notch, body weight exercises like squats, planks, lunges, and push-ups can be added into the hike at certain distance points reached on the hike. Also, trail running and mountain biking are options as well. Just remember to practice safety first. Know your terrain and take a work out partner. And most importantly - take enough water or sports drink to stay hydrated.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy contact me this summer and we can design an outdoor training session or program just for you

Whether it’s on the sand or trail, get outside and get healthy!!