Regular physical activity is an essential part of staying in good health. When you’re working through the recovery process, it’s important to find a few outdoor activities that you enjoy doing. Participating in these activities can help boost your physical and emotional well-being while you adjust to being sober. Always remember to follow all safe guidelines and social distancing required.
Hiking and Walking
As the weather allows, you can head for outdoors and areas near you to do some walking and hiking. Walking along hiking trails provides you with a way to take in scenic views of natural surroundings while also improving your well-being. Go alone or take someone you trust along with you for safety purposes, such as in case you get lost or the weather turns bad. Walking in your area can also be interesting to see areas maybe you have only driven by in previous times. Wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water and take a lot of photos during your hikes. Hiking gets your heart rate up and provides you with a good cardiovascular workout. Remember to be safe and don’t go to areas that have been closed or not recommended to be at.
Biking or Skating
If you’re looking for an alternative to walking around your neighborhood for exercise, consider taking up biking. Riding a bicycle around your area gives you a chance to enjoy some physical activity while also seeing plenty of local sights. Bike riding gives your leg muscles a good workout and being out in the fresh air can improve your mood. Aim to do shorter bike rides at first if you’re not used to biking. You can make your bike rides longer and longer as you get more used to this activity. Maybe it has been a while and you have a pair of roller skates that you have not used in awhile. Well, this is a great time to get them out and try a little roller skating in your neighborhood.
Gardening and Weeding
If it’s easier or more convenient to find an outdoor activity to do at home, consider some gardening. This activity allows you to get a solid workout without having to go far, and spring is the ideal time to start. Choose flowers, plants or even vegetables that you want to try growing in your garden. Gardening might seem simple, but it involves doing a lot of physical activity for a considerable amount of time. If you’re a beginner, keep it simple and look for flowers or plants that are easy to grow. As you get better at gardening, you can add flowers and plants that are harder to grow to your garden. You can also just clean up around your home or more commonly referred to as weeding and maintaining what you already have.
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