British summertime is known for its extremes. Hot heatwaves are usually followed by heavy showers and typical British rainfall.
And when you’re trying to stay active or keep the kids entertained, there’s nothing worse. You can’t get 10,000 steps in just from your house!
Here at Bodyline, we understand the need to stay active and moving despite the weather. While it’s tempting to stay on the couch and keep your feet up, the summer holidays are the time for fun and excitement.
Whether you’re off with the kids, or just trying to make the most of your weekends, we’ve put together some great ideas to keep you moving when the weather isn’t behaving. Not only can exercise significantly improve your mental health, but it is also proven to enhance your quality of life and prevent a large variety of potential health problems.
If you’re struggling to stick to your weight loss plans, and you’re not seeing results, Bodyline may be able to help. Our supportive medical weight loss programmes are guaranteed to work, and you could be losing up to a stone in your first month. For more information, get in touch with our customer service team by filling in an online contact form.
Active things to do indoors during Summer
Did you know you could be burning around 220 calories an hour while shopping? If you spend a day in a large indoor shopping centre, you’ll be sure to get your steps in and burn calories with ease. Walking in and out of shops is a great way to spend the day sheltering from the rain and feeling active!
Indoor rock-climbing centre
When was the last time you climbed up a wall? As children, we were clambering up and down everything, staying active all day. Why not channel your inner kid, and get yourself up an indoor rock-climbing wall? A great way to spend the day, either with your kids or in a group of friends. You can improve your upper body strength and burn up to 600 calories in an hour of climbing.
Fancy a swim? Swimming is proven to improve your mood and is a great way to stay active when you’re forced to stay indoors. Whether it’s lengths up and down the pool, or playing in the shallow end, visiting your local swimming baths can be great fun for everyone.
Do that decorating you’ve been putting off
There’s always something to be done in the house, so when the weather is miserable it’s best to make the most of it! You could burn around 1200 calories in four hours just painting the walls.
Zumba, salsa, or breakdance? No matter what kind of dancing you do, you’re burning calories and increasing your heart rate. But did you know, one large study found that dancing can help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s? That’s right, dancing has a positive effect on cognitive ability as well as keeping you fit and healthy! Take your partner or your children to a dance class and learn to boogie.
Bowling and cinema
The cinema is a staple for a wet summer’s day, but there are ways to make your day more active and healthier. Go bowling beforehand to increase your physical activity for the day and make the day more exciting. Also, bring your own low-calorie popcorn to avoid the extortionately priced 852 calorie popcorn from the cinema.
At home yoga or Pilates
If you fancy a day at home, why not clear some space in your living room and get an online Pilates or yoga video on your TV or phone. This is a great way to meditate and calm your mind, as well as stay active indoors. You can even get your children involved – or your dogs, have you ever heard of puppy yoga?
Staying active, even when it’s easier not to, is an important part of weight loss and healthy lifestyles. By ensuring you don’t remain stationary on a wet day, you can create habits that will improve your health and wellbeing for the rest of your life.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our fantastic team to find out how Bodyline can help you reach your weight loss goals.
For an initial consultation, get in touch by calling 0800 995 6036, or fill in our online contact form for a call back!