We hope that wherever you are, the weather is as beautiful as it is here in sunny L.A. Spring has brought on some lovely weather, and we are loving every minute of it! Take advantage of the sunshine and move your workouts outdoors. Being active and exercising regularly is a crucial way to help prevent breast cancer. Physical activity builds muscle and reduces body fat, and reduces your exposure to certain ovarian hormones. Plus, it’ll make you feel and look great for bathing suit season! Bored with jogging around your neighborhood? Try something new! Here are a few fun ways to stay fit:
1. Take a hike. A two hour hike can burn up to 900 calories! It can also give you a chance to take in some beautiful views instead of staring down at a treadmill screen.
2. Kayak. Are you close to water? Rent a kayak and burn 375 calories per hour of steady paddling.
3. Surf or stand up paddle. Speaking of water sports, surfing burns about 200 calories per hour, and stand up paddling can burn about 500 per hour of intense paddling. Both also require a lot of balance, which is great for your core!
4. Skate. Bust out your retro roller skates or pick up a skateboard and burn 370 calories in an hour, and have way more fun than you would on that elliptical machine.
What are you waiting for? Get off of your computer, go outside, and get moving!