Featured Image Caption: Skydiving
Do you ever feel like your days basically consist of the same routine, melding together into one giant blur? You go to work, come home, and then repeat over and over. If this sounds familiar, it may be time to spice things up with some new activities! Especially if you don’t consider yourself much of an outdoors person, this is your chance to get outside for a change of scenery and excitement. You can try one of these four fun outdoor activities to pursue that rush of adrenaline and adventure that’s been missing from your everyday life.
Paddleboarding is a fun way to enjoy the lake or ocean. Just like any activity, if you’ve never tried it before, or tried it so long ago it barely counts, it can be a little intimidating. Once you find your balance though, you’re sure to quickly get the hang of it. Paddleboarding is a great full-body workout that anyone can do. This low-impact activity engages both your upper and lower body as you propel yourself forward. The best part? It’s a great core workout on top of that!
Sky diving may sound a little extreme, but it’s an exhilarating way to experience a whole new perspective of the world. Plus, there is no better workout. Even though you’re not running or swimming, sky diving is easily one of the most physically demanding things you can do. You’ll be using your arms and legs to maneuver towards and away from the earth as you skydive. You might feel like giving up but keep at it. Sky diving is guaranteed to give you a rush and fun times.
Stunt Kite Flying
Stunt kites take just flying kites to a whole new level. These parachutes soar high above the ground and perform tricks such as figure eights and loops in the air. You can even use your body to guide them through the different aerial stunts. The best part about stunt kites is that the wind does most of the work for you. These kites can go up to 10 miles per hour and give you a good workout without even feeling like it.
Next time you’re at a park, take a look around at the trees. Many parks have a designated glider area where you can launch yourself into the air by running down a hill and using the land’s topography to lift you into the sky. The feeling is exhilarating, and it’s fun to watch your skills progress as you become more experienced.
Depending on where you live, you might have to travel a bit for this one. Horseback riding is something that, like the other items on this list, is a great way to get a workout you don’t even notice it. Keeping your balance on the horse, climbing up and down from the saddle, and helping to prep the horse if you’re able all provide different muscle training opportunities that will leave you feeling probably a little sore but very fulfilled after. Riding is also a great way to experience the outdoors at a relaxing pace, as you’re able to take your eyes off the road to look around at the open space around you as you ride.
If you like to spend a lot of time indoors, it’s hard to remember what the outdoors looks like. However, everyone needs a dose of fresh air now and then, so the items on this list should at the very least give you a few ideas for a starting point the next time you think about adventuring in the great outdoors.
By Kara Masterson
who is a freelance writer from Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. When doing research for this article, Kara realized she’d be most interested in trying to skydive.