5 Ways to Stay Fit Outdoors

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To stay healthy, you do not need to spend hours in the neighborhood gym to burn your calories. A hectic workout schedule may not appeal to someone who finds gym exercise sessions boring. For people who cannot take time out for working out at the local gym or who prefer outdoor activities rather than remaining confined within the four walls of a fitness center, there are many options to stay physically fit. Exercising outdoors also helps you enjoy the fresh air and soak in the beauty of nature. For instance, you can continue to stay fit even without doing conventional exercises, but by simply playing basketball with your children, or going for hiking trips, cycling or swimming.


Exercising in the midst of natural surroundings can keep you more motivated. Moreover, when you actually enjoy doing such natural outdoor activities, you are more likely to do them regularly. So, whether it is swimming, jogging, kayaking, cycling or simply walking, there are quite a few interesting opportunities when you are considering ways to stay fit outdoors. Outdoor sceneries can have a calming and rather rejuvenating effect on your soul.

Biking: When you go biking either alone or in the company of friends and family, you are likely to enjoy the experience greatly; you’ll get more chances to enhance your riding skills. You can not only view the beauty of the landscape, but also breathe in fresh and unpolluted air. The scenic splendor also gives you the chance to hone your photography skills. Such recreational activities can keep you emotionally satisfied.

Riding Scooters: You can buy stunt scooters and go on rides alone or in the company of friends and family. You are likely to enjoy the experience greatly, especially if you don’t know how to ride a bike.

Walking: Walking is perhaps one of the most effective and enjoyable lifetime sports. You do not need any fancy workout machine for this; you can burn calories without straining or injuring your joints. Walking for half an hour at a brisk speed is useful for keeping chronic diseases at bay. Walking is highly recommended for people with high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels. You can easily incorporate this activity into your everyday schedule; for example, you could always walk your children to school or to the bus stop or walk your dog, or walk down to the local grocery to stay fit.


Jogging and Running: This exercise can be very beneficial for your cardiovascular health, while helping you to shed a lot of calories too. However, running can put pressure on your joints like the ankles and knees and you should therefore try to increase the distance or the time for this exercise slowly. When you overdo this activity, you can suffer from joint aches and develop tendinitis.

Swimming: This is a great way to stay fit outdoors because the sport is not only great for toning your whole body, but also makes you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Swimming is recommended for those with joint pains. It is also very effective for controlling high blood pressure and diabetes.


Diet Meals: When you need to travel frequently for work reasons, you can always carry precooked healthy diet meals with you to ensure that you do not compromise your fitness efforts even when you are away from home. Such diet meals are low in calories and portion controlled so that you can keep a check on your weight. Well known meal delivery services like Nutrisystem deliver portion controlled diet meals at the doorsteps of dieters in prepackaged condition. All that dieters have to do is carry the packaged meals wherever they travel or relish comfortably at home reheating them in microwave oven. If you check specifically Nutrisystem’s menu, they have up to 150 customizable meal options which may also include your favorite dishes.

Diet Meals

These are only some examples of activities which you can perform easily every day in order to stay fit and healthy. The best part about choosing outdoor fitness activities is that they are more enjoyable and hardly cost anything. Nature possesses an uncanny power to rejuvenate the body and soul.

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10 responses to “5 Ways to Stay Fit Outdoors”

  1. Ankit Kumar Singla Avatar

    Hey Atul,

    Definitely your blog is not for bloggers but this post is going to blown bloggers mind because fitness is the biggest issue for bloggers.

    I know how careless I’m towards my physical fitness and diet. I sit in front of computer all the day and never care about my health.

    Biking and swimming is not possible for me (too lazy :P) but definitely I can go with running, walking or jogging and taking diet will automatically add to my schedule. 😀

    Hope I’ll be serious about my health soon and thanks for rising this issue with best possible solution.

    Keep it up the good work!
    Best Regards

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Hello and Welcome Ankit here,

      First of all thanks for leaving your precious comments. I know how we bloggers are lazy (Not lazy actually SuperLazy based on my own experience). We just know how to sit and blow others mind using a blog. Above writer stated few of stay fit tips in which I personally follows biking.

      For home users I do not suggest all of above tips ‘coz they all are outdoor activities. Still you can do various exercises at home to control your weight and body figure.

      People who work without any movement must read this post,

      Still we blogger must visit outdoor to recharge out mind and body as well.

      Thanks for your reply. Keep visiting…

  2. Vishal Bohara Avatar
    Vishal Bohara

    Dear Atul,

    Now a days we don’t have sufficient time in our life and we think that money is life and money can provide happiness, but the fact is that the life is money, not the money is life. We should take care of our health. And you have shared amazing tips via GetHow.org.

    And thanks for sharing.. 🙂

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Yes Vishal brother, you are totally right. Today we are not bothering about our health and this is the biggest issue of this generation. Staying fit is the real wealth.

      For a healthy life even 30 Minutes of exerciser is enough which we need to make our daily morning routine.

      Thanks for your comment. Keep visiting for more information.

  3. Ankit Kumar Singla Avatar

    Thanks for recommending other post. I’ll surely check that.

    It’s really a biggest problem for those people who don’t have time for outdoor activities like me and I need to think and work on it for sure 🙂

    Thanks for your awesome and helpful reply!

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      I think we should be in a mission like “Stay Fit Stay Healthy Bloggers” to make ourself more hansom and attractive. I hope you like our tips very much.

  4. Krishna Moorhty D Avatar

    Amazing Post Atub Bro, For blogger like you and me is in need of these Steps because we need to care our body, all the siting infront the pc is so dangerous.

    I like swimming a lot but don’t know how to swim 🙁 Gotta learn that because there are many benefits for it as you said.

    Well Written Article man ,keep Posting we need more 🙂

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Welcome back Krishna here, and thanks for your valued comment.

      You are totally right just being a computer geek is not good for health. We must take few breaks while sitting for longer time on computers. Even 5 min break is good for a 1 hour of time on computer. If possible then do swimming to brother it is really helpful to body.

      Keep visiting for more fruitful updates. 🙂

  5. Caleb Avatar

    There is so much you can do outside of the gym. I do believe that weight lifting is an important part of a fitness routine, but there is so much outside of the gym that are great workouts as well. Find something that you enjoy and perform it a couple of times a week with your other fitness routine. It is a great way to have fun will exercising.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Thanks Caleb for your precious comment.

      Yes, outdoor or outside gym is a better world of fitness and we can do many workouts out here. It does not cost us anything as the nature is free. I hope this post would be helpful to you. Keep visiting for more updates.