5 Ways to Stay Active This Summer

Do you want to incorporate more movement throughout your day? You don’t have to hit the gym to get exercise. Here are 5 ways to stay active this summer:


Walking offers many benefits for both mental and physical health. Walking every day can help you lose body fat, reduce your risk of diseases and cancers, improve energy levels, strengthen bones and muscles, etc. It’s recommended that you walk at least 10,000 steps a day. That sounds like a lot, but it’s not as much as you think; 10,000 steps is about two hours worth of walking. With 24 hours in a day, squeezing in 10,000 steps a day is no biggie.  


Looking for exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise? Dancing is a great way to get active and have fun. Dancing is a full-body workout and a wonderful way to squeeze in some cardio. If the gym isn’t for you, research dance classes in your area. From ballet and hip-hop to contemporary and pole dancing, there’s something for everyone — so get moving and have fun!

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Looking to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air? Need to run some errands? Leave the car at home and opt for a bike ride. Biking allows you to enjoy the warm weather, get from point A to point B, and work those legs. Though you’re sitting, you’d be surprised just how many calories you can burn on a bike. Calories Burned HQ estimates the average person burns 450-750 calories per hour.


Looking to improve your mental and physical health? Yoga might be the right fit for you! Yoga is known to reduce stress and anxiety, increase flexibility and muscle strength, burn fat, support cardiovascular health, and more. If you’ve never tried yoga before, it can be kind of intimidating. However, most facilities offer beginners classes to get you started.


Exercise doesn’t have to feel like a chore — make it a game! Picking up a sport is the perfect way to stay active and socialize this summer. Gather up some friends and head to the park. It doesn’t take an athlete to participate. Strict rules aren’t required. Throw the football or frisbee around while you catch up. 

Looking to create a more structured exercise routine? The professionals at Your Lean Life can help you develop a routine that supports your body’s needs and weight loss goals. Interested in learning more? Contact us today!