It’s summertime and the best time to head to the beach. Set up the umbrella, pull off the cover up and slather on lots of sunscreen. Now, get up and enjoy the beach. Go for a walk and hunt for seashells or shark’s teeth. Take a jog along the beach and check out the scenery. Grab a bike and go for a ride, you can go for miles before you know it. The important thing is to keep moving and have some fun.
Don’t just sit there baking in the sun. Sure, it’s nice to relax but the beach is a great place to get out and have some fun. Plenty of shoreline and tropical breezes make the beach an ideal place for fun activities. Get in on a game of volleyball or dodge ball to keep things exciting. Keep a Frisbee tucked in your bag and practice your throw, you never know who might come up and want to join you for a quick game. If you already have a partner, be sure to include games you both can get involved in.
You will build confidence every time you choose to do an activity other than just sitting or lying in your chair or on the beach. Exercise will help to improve your self-esteem and make it easier for you to move about freely.
Get in the water and walk toward the waves. This bit of resistance will help to build your leg and stomach muscles as you struggle to move past them. Try riding the surf on a boogie board or surfboard, it takes balance to stay on and works those core muscles for a nice, easy workout.
Swimming in the ocean is also very good exercise. If you are new to swimming at the beach, you may want to swim parallel to the shoreline. Be wary of riptides and stay safe, this is an ocean and does not come with the controlled boundaries of a swimming pool. Still, you can have lots of fun swimming at the beach and the resistance of the waves provides a nice workout.
After an active day of fun at the beach, you will probably be ready for a nice long nap. Indulge yourself with some restful sleep and you will awaken feeling refreshed and sun kissed. It’s the perfect way to unwind, get some fresh air, warm sunshine and plenty of exercise.