Looking to burn off some calories this summer? Why spend your day on the treadmill when there are so many activities to enjoy outside? If you’re wondering how hiking or swimming compares to the activities you do in the gym, check out these workouts that will also keep you fit while having fun!
Beach Volleyball: If you go to the beach, this is a perfect way to stay in shape and burn off those calories. Running on the sand helps burn off 540 calories per hour. This is an activity that you can enjoy on a beach day with friends or during a family get-together.
Hiking: For those who love nature, you might want to go this route. Burn calories while breathing fresh air and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Hiking burns up to 400 calories per hour and helps build the muscles in your calves. Skip the track and seek adventure this summer; look for the perfect hike for your skill level by reading our Hidden Gems article on our website. Want to burn even more calories? With BungyPumps, there is up to 77% increased burning of calories compared to regular walking.
Tennis: Tennis can be a great outdoor activity that you can enjoy with your friends and family. Running around the court can burn off up to 550 calories per hour. This is a fun sport that can be played during summer mornings or early evenings.
Biking/Cycling: Getting around your neighborhood or exploring trails could be a fun and exciting new way to get a good cardio workout while working your thigh muscles. Cycling burns up to 480 calories. Take your bike to your next destination to save gas and burn extra calories.
Swimming: Looking for a refreshing calorie burning activity? Stay cool by swimming in a pool while burning calories at the same time. Moving through water can help you burn up to 450 calories per hour. Make a game out of it by racing others to see who can swim the fastest. Just remember that even when you’re in water, you’re still losing fluids, so don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
Calorie-Burning Outdoor Workouts. Max Milla, Intern, WestCoast Magazine