With warmer weather upon us and the promise of summer approaching, it’s time to dust off the sneakers and get outside as part of your exercise routine. With longer days come more opportunities to spend some quality time with your family while also shedding some of those pounds you put on over the winter.
Bicycling is a great aerobic exercise that also builds muscle mass and definition. You don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to experience great results from riding a bicycle, and with a whole host of easily accessible roadways and bike trails around the area, you are sure to find a route that works with your individual needs. Biking can also be a great family activity.
With numerous state parks and other protected outdoor areas within a quick drive of Johnston County, a unique adventure may only be a short car ride away. Hiking is a great low-impact physical activity that helps us to discover areas we may not be able to access by other means of transport while also getting the added benefits of being outside and working our bodies.
It’s always a great day when you are able to first dust off your mitt and get out for a game of catch or pick-up baseball. A baseball game can be a fantastic way to get your family, neighbors or work colleagues together for some springtime fun.
It may be time to let the treadmill collect some dust while you head outside for your daily jog. With a good pair of running shoes and just a half hour commitment, you will start to see benefits to your overall health. Jogging is a more high-impact exercise, so if you have poor joint health you may want to consider a different option.
You may not think working out in the yard qualifies as exercise, but doing some gardening can be very beneficial to your health. Gardening can work a variety of muscle groups and is a fairly agreeable activity to people of nearly all physical abilities. Consider putting together a vegetable garden this year for the added benefits of having home-grown produce.