For those of you who prefer hanging out with other people and working with a team rather than going out for a long run on your own, a good old snowball fight can be a great way to get in some light to moderate cardio during the winter. You combine short bursts of running that give your legs a good workout with throwing motions that engage the arms and the core, which makes for a decent workout. This is probably the most fun of all outdoor exercises. Add to this the fact that snowball fights can last a pretty long time, since everyone is having a lot of fun, and you can end up burning up a good part of those holiday dinner calories.
At Absopure, we’re all about empowering people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As a Michigan-based company celebrating National Great Outdoors Month, we’re encouraging you to try these three fun outdoor exercises this summer.
Try the following outdoor exercises interspersed on a run through a park. Stopping to do them as you are running gives you the interval/high intensity benefit for maximum results.
Between seemingly endless work hours and the demands of family life, it's all too easy to skip a workout. However, a 2011 survey found that exercising outdoors is a reinforcing behavior: Outdoor exercisers "declared a at a later date" than gym-goers.