5 Ways to Get Outside & Get Active this Summer!
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Get Active this Summer!
When the weather gets warmer, there really is no excuse to get outdoors. With summer here, the first rays of sun feel so glorious and can really fill you with anticipation for the fun months ahead. I’m talking summer BBQs, biking your favourite outdoor path, or even just enjoying a walk through the city – nothing beats it!
Get Out There!
To make sure you’re ready for an active summer outdoors, you’re going to need a few things to help you have your best summer ever!
Upgrade your active gear
While going to the gym in the winter isn’t so bad, come summertime it can be nice to move those workouts outdoors. There’s no better time to pick-up your active wear for the new season. I’m talking running shoes, hats, sunglasses, even a nice new water bottle! You can’t deny it feels great heading outdoors knowing you’ll not only feel great in your new gear, but you’ll look even better!
Get active outdoors
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Keep allergies in check
Moving from a treadmill to nature paths generally is a great feeling. The one downfall is of course all the pollens in the air. There’s nothing worse than letting springtime allergies slow you down when all you want to do is be outside in the sunshine. Let Claritin help you manage your allergy symptoms with effective non-drowsy relief so you can enjoy your spring and summer activities without the worry of itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose, or skin itches and hives.
Find a local farmer’s market
Whether it’s a garlic scape pesto or a fresh pea salad with mint, summer’s bright freshness comes through in so many ways with amazing seasonal produce. To help keep up with your active routine, why not take the opportunity this year to head down to your local farmer market to pick up fresh, local produce for great summer dishes.
Stay active to celebrate Canada 150
If you’ve taken it easy over the winter, there’s no better time to start getting active than with Canada’s 150th.There will be tons of great outdoor celebrations across the country, so you won’t want to miss them. Enjoy our beautiful landscape by pledging 1,500 steps before July 1st to get moving again. Maybe by the end of the summer, you’ll be doing 15,000! But if pain is slowing your progress, turn to ALEVE Back & Body Pain to help with the aches you feel.
With a little preparation, you can kick start this summer, and there’s no better time than with this momentous birthday for Canada.
What are you doing to ensure this summer is your best active season yet?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
My boys LOVE being outside in the nice weather! They are out from morning until night just playing!!
That is awesome! Like we used to!
We had a week vacation already and went to a waterpark. I am trying everything I can so that the kids are not just sitting in front of a screen all day. These are all great tips!
We’re very active in the summer. We love to get out and swim or go explore the woods. Sometimes we head into the city and hit the sites all while walking.
It is a great time to get outdoors for sure!
Some great points! I am always looking for new things to try during the summer time!
This summer has already turned out to be a hott one and it is only July! The kids are taking swimming lessons, so it keeps us all way more active!
That is great!
I’m definitely looking to spend a lot of time outdoors! Sunscreen has been important so far this summer! I tend to burn easily.
At the beginning, I was really active this season. I’ve been slowing down this week but I’ll have to get back to it again!
That is good, I hope you can get back to where you want to be.
We just discovered a few cool hiking trails in our area we are planning on checking out. We try to get outside for at least an hour every day.
That is great! Have fun.
We love the outdoors but I wish it wasn’t so humid outside right now. We aim to get out early and go out after the sun goes down!
Yes, it is always a good thing to go out when it is comfortable.
Aleve Back and Body pain relief is a favorite in our household. Being outdoors in the summer can really flare up pain disorders and it’s great products like Aleve are there for when it gets to be too much to handle.
Yes, it helps so much!
I do prefer the spray sunscreens since they are easy to use. I always have to cover up and use sunscreen here in Florida!
Definitely good to always use it in FL.
We just got back from vacation and boy was it a great! My son used that same kind of safety device in the pools and sunscreen kept us burn-free.
That is awesome!
With the nice weather here I love to get outdoors when I can. I like to hit up the garage sales on the weekend to see what I can find. It’s amazing how much walking you can get in doing that.
I need to do this. I love garage sales!
I am trying to get out with our dog more. He loves his walks and going to the dog beach.
That is a great way to get outside. For both you and your dog.
Summer is the best time to get active and have fun outdoors.
It sure is! We’re always outside!
I keep sunblock and allergy meds in my purse once the rain stops until it starts up again. Gotta be prepared at all times!
Oh me too! Gotta be prepared for emergencies!
The honest answer is not enough! I have been using the heat as an excuse, but it’s time to get active this summer.
I always used that excuse too but life’s too short! Enjoy it! =)
We are outside all day during the summer months! The weather is just perfect here in NYC!
We are too! Love summer!
We are very active during summer,because we love to swim in our pool and we also love gardening and camping on some weekends.These are awesome tips and great products in this fabulous feature.Thanks for this post. 🙂
We love all that too! Glad you enjoyed the post!
My daughter loves to be outside so she keeps me active lol whether I like it or not
My daughters too! hehe
We’ve been finding new parks and trails to explore! And beaches are a favorite hang out these days too!
Us too! We’ve been outdoors a lot this year!
I love going to the Beach and watching the waves,evening are best when it quieter
So very true!