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5 ways to enjoy the fresh air this summer!

Enjoy Fresh Air This Summer

Summer can pass by so quickly that most of times people doesn’t get the chance to take advantage of the weather conditions to do some awesome activities that are a synonym of having a good time. There’s no need to get in a car and drive far away to an amusement park (with the risk of suffering a car accident and having to call a towing service) to have some fun since there are many ways to enjoy a little fresh air without complications. Do you want to know how? Keep reading and find out!

First of all, you can have a nice work out session outdoors. Some exercises like jogging, calisthenics or even yoga are nice activities that can get you fit while you are breathing pure air. This benefits your body as outdoors workout tend to leave you more relaxed and eager to keep exercising than those who rather work out in a gym or at home. So if you want to start a routing without facing bad moods or lack of motivation, then doing it outdoors is the answer.

It’s good to know that there is an activity that involves food which is having a nice meal under the sun. The classic example is setting up a barbecue; everyone has their own way to cook it so it’s a nice way to share some cuisine knowledge with your friends. A nice pro that barbecues have is that smoke makes mosquitoes go away and smells pretty good as well, but be aware that barbecue cookers might suffer due to the additional exposure to heat.

Another nice way to have fun outside and in family is playing. This activity is recommended for those who have kids since they will enjoy anything that involves running a little, kicking and throwing footballs or even waging a water balloon war. Also, this is the best way to make your kids exercise. A little hour of playing outside will make them feel less stressed and they will fall like a rock when the time to sleep comes.

Your kids might get involved with you in some other kind of activity that consist on being outside without having to run from one place to another and that is gardening. Growing a garden can be an awesome experience that might get your kids to know about nutrition (if you want to grow fruits or vegetables) or wildlife (if you plant beautiful flowers to attract some birds) and is not exhausting at all.

Keep in mind that fresh summer air is also enjoyable at night. Spending a night camping, even if it’s on your own backyard, is a great way to enjoy outdoors. Setting up a tent, making a campfire or just staring at the stars can be as relaxing as a massage, so don’t miss a chance to do so.

Remember, as you keep your skin protected from mosquitoes and sun, the only possible scenario is having fun. Enjoy summer and all its fresh air!

 

Safety tips for outdoor recreation

Safety tips for playing outside

Summer days are right here, and all that fun outside is calling us like a mermaid to a sailor, it cannot be resisted, on that season we have summer vacations and the weather is benevolent with us letting us enjoy a lot of activities in the open air that we usually can’t perform during winter days.

 

Outdoor recreation is a very important part of our time of leisure, for example, sun provides vitamin D, and being in middle of the magnificence of mother nature helps people with stress, depression, anxiety, creativity and much more, there are a lot of activities we can enjoy in the open air like hiking, horse riding, fishing, kayak, camping, etc., also, many sports, with all the benefits they have, are played outside too.

 

Tips to be safe outside

 

Besides all the fun, outside recreation has some risk, even something that we do regularly, like sports, there are emergencies that can make us suffer a lot if we are not properly prepared, weather, criminals, accidents, wild and dangerous animals, etc., so here are some tips to face the unexpected issues that may appear.

 

  • Do some research, if you’re going to travel (and you will do camping for example), look for some relevant information about the area you plan to visit, emergency services, local regulations, etc., don’t wait until an emergency happens to start to look for a hospital nearby or the closest public phone.

 

  • Wear the appropriate clothes, take in count the weather, the distance, the activity you will perform, clothes may be the difference between a great outdoor recreation and a really bad experience.

 

  • Be in good physical condition, plan your trip thinking in the weakest member of your group, of he or she can do it, so will do it the rest of the group, it is important to know your limits and get approval from your health provider, and remember stretching and training, before perform the activity you have planned.

 

  • Don’t travel alone, specially if you will do camping, if you are going to visit a place near, two people are enough but for remote places a group of minimum 4 persons will be required, it is also important that you leave a copy of your itinerary with a trusted person, give him or her information about the car you’re using, the equipment you’re taking with you, schedule etc.

 

  • Learn basic first aid and take with you a first aid kit, this is very important, you need to include in your kit all the medication needed by you and your group.

 

  • Get information about weather, and take that in count when you’re planning the activities to be performed.

 

  • If you’re going to be outside during hunting season you must follow some advises like, be very visible to avoid being shot by accident, also get some information about the places allowed for hunting.

4 games you must know to have fun playing outside

Games You Must Know To Have Fun With Your Kids

Summer is here, and the weather is nice and warm, therefore everyone want to have fun outside, specially kids, they are very active and they really love that, being inside home may be a little bit stressing, some people, like kids, can feel themselves like trapped when they spent too much time inside, being outside is healthy and really relaxing, besides sports, ball games, and activities like skating for example, there are some classic games that will guarantee hours of healthy fun.

 

Classic and funny  games to have fun outside

 

There are many games to have fun outside, sports like soccer, basketball, cycling, etc., activities like skating or picnic, but these four games are the top of the top, the classic games we played when we were kids and we never forget.

 

1- Treasure hunt, take an object, something shiny that your kids may want, or take a small decorated box and hide inside a “coupon” valid for something your kids love like ice cream or pizza for example, then hide the object or the box with the “coupon” in it, and leave some clues or a treasure map and let your kids find the treasure.

 

2- Hide and seek, this is a classic and very old game that many of us have played when we were children, someone close or cover his or her eyes and counts until some predetermined number while the rest of kids hide, when the kid counting finishes, he or she starts to look for the hidden ones, they also can use a “base” and if the hidden kids reach it, they are “safe”.

 

3- Capture the flag, this game is ideal for large groups, divide the kids into two teams, each team will have in their base a flag or an object that works as a marker, the object of the game is to run to the opponent’s base take the flag and put it in your own base, prisoners can be taken if you tag an opponent and lead him or her to your “jail” but that prisoner can be free if one of his or her mates runs into the opponent’s base and tag him or her.

 

4- Tag, this is the most popular and simple game ever, a group of kids choose one among them as “it” this kid runs chasing the other kids trying to tag them with his or her hand, the tagged kids then becomes the new “it”, and so the fun continues until they are tired, there are versions of this game, like shadow tag, where the object is to tag other´s shadow using the foot, another version is freeze tag, when a kid is tagged, he or she is “frozen” until another kid tags him or her to unfreeze.

5 ways to have fun outside with your kids

The life as an adult can be stressful and full of responsibilities that leave us with just a little time to spare. Most of the time, we use this free time to rest, watch TV or maybe check our phones, but there are some little guys around the house that are full of creativity and joy and might brighten up your days, yes, your kids. Children are always in the pursuit of fun, and that might be a little exhausting for us adults, but these are moments you will enjoy and cherish later on, so don’t miss these 5 ways to have fun outside with your kids.

The first way will spark your creativity. Almost every kid has tons of fun while watching American Ninja Warrior, so think how to create an obstacle course. It sounds challenging, but it might be easier than you think with the usage of playground stations, logs, slides and many other. Make it child safe and get a stopwatch to show your kids how fast they are and keep them motivated!

Now we come to the second way and it consist to prepare for a war. Of course, this is not about violence, au contraire; the healthiest way to engage on a war with your kid is with water balloons. This activity is perfect for hot summers and you’ll only need a pack of small balloons, water and a little patience while filling them. You can wage a little battle on your backyard or you can invite your kid’s friends and make it even more epic. If summer is still far from arriving and you live in a snowy zone, then throw a snowball battle, the same principle and with even less work.

The next activity is good for you and for your child’s development. Practicing a sport will always be a nice way to have fun outside with your little ones, teaching them your favorite sport or getting to know theirs could be a nice exchange. One of the easiest to play is football (soccer) since you’ll need just a ball and a pair of posts (that can be literally anything) to build a goal. Also, girls love sports as well; this is not just a boy’s activity.

If your children got an artist spirit, then it’s time to help them being creative. Get a box of colorful chalk and start drawing, taking pictures of your masterpieces, washing it and starting over. They’ll learn from your techniques and vice versa. After this, you can make a nice galleria of your creations.

Last but not least, don’t drive everywhere when you’re with them. Going around the town while having a nice walk will let you both enjoy more things that are often ignored because of a quick passing by. Tell them what’s new, what does people do in those places, have an ice cream cone or many other.

It is important to share time with your kids, and you can make it fun for both!