Ready to stretch your legs after a long few months of lockdown? We hear you! There are plenty of fun ways to explore the great outdoors while still social distancing. To give you some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor activities that you’ll love doing with family or your lockdown partner. If you’re sick of being cooped up and looking for things to do outside, fun things to do are everywhere once you start looking!
If you live near the water, there’s absolutely no need to go to the gyms (once they reopen) when there are plenty of water activities to do! Paddle boarding is a fun new activity to do solo or with a friend and it’s great for working out your arms. As a lot of core stabilization is needed to keep from falling off, you’ll also exercise the rest of your body. Once you’ve gotten the hang of standing, you can try more adventurous postures like yoga positions. Of course, there is always the option to sit or lay down and enjoy floating around.
Ever tried horseback riding? Now may be the perfect time to start this fun activity. While it may seem intimidating at first, you can easily find stables that are committed to safety. Whether riding English or Western, you will get a workout outside without ever getting close to another person. Take a trail ride or try new skills in a riding ring with an instructor. Don’t forget to wear proper attire like our women's active shoes and a helmet. Our canvas Star Burst sneakers have soles with a great grip, or you can opt for a pair of boots with a short heel like Crave. Whatever you choose, remember to keep your heels down in the stirrups!
Walking around the block with your dog gets old really fast...why not head to a national park or forest for a change of scenery? Hiking is such an enjoyable summer activity because it feels very productive, often means seeing beautiful views, and is a great time to think. Many people consider hiking to be therapeutic as you can disconnect from the plugged-in society we live and enjoy the beauty of nature. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some super supportive active sneakers like Plim Soul and hit the trails. These are some of the best walking shoes for plantar fasciitis as they support the arch, metatarsal, and heel and have a thicker platform for more protection.
As many movie theaters across the country have been closed since the start of Covid, people have been craving to see movies on the big screen. As a result, drive-in movies have been popping up as a way to socially distance and still get your popcorn and movie fix. This super fun activity is perfect for families with kids who have been itching to get out of the house but want to stay safe after lockdown.
If there’s one thing we’ve all learned during this period, it’s how to adjust and be receptive to new activities. There are more fun ways to stay active than we can count, all you have to do is go beyond your comfort zone and try new things. While it can be scary, what better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than to head outside and try some new summer activities?
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