It’s no secret that the key to staying in shape is being active. The mistake a lot of guys make with exercise is simply confining it to the gym. However, life has so many other opportunities for being active, many of which are much more enjoyable and effective than the gym. Trying a new sport or activity is always daunting, but if you get it right, you can find a new hobby that you love.
This summer is the perfect time to try out some new activities and sports. To make things a little more interesting and enjoyable, take your buddies along with you. Trust me, having a friend or two going along for the ride with you, makes trying out a new sport or activity much more enjoyable. Stuck for ideas of what adventurous sports and activities to try out? Have a read of these suggestions below – one of these is sure to be perfect for you.
Hiking – This one might not sound thrilling, but hiking can be a fantastic hobby to have. Especially as there are plenty of trails of all sorts of heights and elevations to choose from. The elevation changes that come with hiking up steep slopes will help to improve fitness and build muscle. As you improve your skills and fitness, you can progress to steeper and more challenging terrain. You never know, start hiking and next year you might be climbing Mount Everest – anything is possible.
Watersports – The great thing about watersports is that there are so many to choose from, so whatever you enjoy doing, there’s sure to be a water sport that you love. The most popular water sports are kayaking, white water rafting, jet skiing, and sailing. If you’ve always wanted to try out one of these sports but never had the chance before, now’s the time to take the leap. Sign you and your buddies up for a white water rafting experience or get some Seadoo Jet Skis for you and your friends to try out jet skiing on. Jet skiing will give you a major adrenaline rush as it’s incredibly fun and fast. The best thing about it is that jet skiing is a fantastic workout due to the fact that you have to use your body to balance the ski. Who knew jet skiing could tone your abs?
Rock climbing and abseiling – Have you ever been to an indoor climbing center before? Did you love the challenge that came with climbing? Yes – then perhaps taking up climbing and abseiling could be the ideal hobby for you. Head to your nearest outdoor climbing area and ask a guide to show you and your buddies how it’s done. Climbing works your whole body, but especially your upper body muscles, as you rely on the strength in your shoulders a lot. It’s a great sport for adventure lovers as once you’ve got to grips with it, you can rock climb and abseil anywhere.
So there you have it, a selection of adventurous activities to try out with your buddies. These are all fun, exciting, and most importantly, good for you.