Are you the outdoorsy type? Do you like to have fun in the sun? Leave it up to Mother Nature to take care of your health! Whether you exercise inside or outside, you’re still helping your heart and immune system. But if you take it outdoors, you might get even more benefits. For example, the fresh air might put you in a better mood.

Also, if you don’t like to exercise, doing it outdoors might make it more appealing. When you’re outside, you’ll be thinking about how much fun you’re having. In case you don’t know where to start, try one of the cardio-boosting exercises below:

  • Fish. When was the last time you went fishing? If you want a quick way to relax, just looking at the water for fish will take your mind off things. You’ll also get some great cardio from having to throw your bait.
  • Ride a horse. If you have a big heart for animals, then horseback riding might be just what you need. From cleaning the horse to riding it, your heart will be pumping during every part. While all of this is going on, you will be bonding with the horse.
  • Stand-up paddleboard. Picture this: there’s nothing around you but shallow still water, birds chirping, and beautiful trees. Stand-up paddleboarding is a must for all nature lovers. You’ll feel like you’re on a vacation as you take care of your health.
  • Snorkel. Snorkeling can be a safe way to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and its colorful sea life. Since you’ll be breathing out of a tube, you’ll need to be in shallow water. Make sure to check with the lifeguard if it’s safe to go in the ocean, be on the lookout for beach warning flags or signs, and never go snorkeling alone.

Exercise Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Exercising doesn’t have to be a chore! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have a good time while you exercise. Remember to notice how you feel as you try some of the workouts above. You can also mix and match and get creative with the different exercises.