Summertime is a great season to be active outdoors. The weather nice and the sun is out, what else could we want, right? Unfortunately, this is the time of year that I find myself spending more time indoors. Unlike spring and autumn, summer gets hot, and I’m completely unmotivated to be active outside. So in case you’re like me, I have come up with a quick, easy list of tips for staying active during summer, even when it’s humid and stuffy outside.
- Get a step tracker– A step tracker such as a Fitbit is always a great way to get you motivated. I know that I always feel that extra challenge to hit my 10,000 steps a day, even if it means two walks instead of one. I hesitated getting one because I wasn’t sure how much I’d get out of it, but I’m now walking 40 miles a month!
- Do yard work- Yard work is a great way to burn calories while getting chores done. I know that not everybody likes doing yard work, but it’s one of those necessary evils of owning a house. You have to mow the lawn, weed gardens, and perform general upkeep. So throw on some headphones, turn on your favorite music, and get active!
- Make time to swim- Swimming is one of the best ways to stay active during summer because it gives you a refreshing cool-off at the same time. I know that my kids could go to the pool daily. It keeps us moving, but protects us from overheating.
- Wear active clothes– I used to rarely wear exercise clothes, unless I was headed to the gym. These days though, I find that if I wear comfortable exercise clothes on a regular basis, I’m much more likely to agree to the impromptu playground trip, last-minute walk around the neighborhood, and many other activities where I would need comfortable clothes.
I love prAna’s line of activewear, because they don’t all look like typical gym clothes. Instead, they design clothing that looks good but is versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure.
They make it easy to head out to run some errands, go to work, and then go right to the trail for a walk or a hike. prAna has created versatile but classy clothes for outfits that can be worn to work or to work out.
prAna was kind enough to send me the gorgeous Mika Strappy Top and Cali Dress. The fit of the clothes was great, and I loved how they felt like great quality. I’ve owned many different types and brands of activewear, and you can tell if they will last or fall apart just by looking them over and wearing them once or twice. I’m confident that prAna’s items will last.
As a stay at home mom, I’m always running around, but I don’t want to look like a mess constantly. I love that I can look put together and stylish, but still be comfortable enough to chase after a kid who’s running through the parking lot. (I’m still surprised how often I have to do that.)
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What do you do to make sure you’re staying active in the summertime?
*prAna sent me clothes in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. All opinions are always my own.