Many yoga practitioners claim that practicing in a hot room increases the amount of calories burned and releases toxins from your body. Whether these claims are true or not, summer is an excellent time to find a yoga class that holds sessions in a park or on the beach.
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By taking your run to the beach, you aren't just getting better scenery; you are also getting a better workout. A study conducted by Griffith University in Australia found that landing on the soft sand of the beach decreases the amount of stress hard surfaces put on your feet. The resistance of the sand also works your hamstrings, quads and glutes better than hard pavements.
If you want to get more out of your nighttime summer walks than ever before, consider purchasing a pair of Nordic walking sticks. These walking sticks take some of the pressure off of your lower body and disperse it so you achieve a total-body cardiovascular workout.
Circuit Training in the Park
If you visit a park and walk along a trail or path, you may notice all of the different contraptions and equipment along the side. By completing different exercises, you achieve a full-body workout while enjoying the summer weather.
Who said that the only ways to exercise on a mountain were skiing and snowboarding? Take advantage of the cooler temperatures at higher elevations by taking a hiking excursion when you visit states in the Rockies, Appalachias or Sierra Nevada mountains this summer.
Stay in shape in a fitness class.