Three ways to spend more time in the great outdoors

Spending time outside can boost your health, get you fit and improve your general wellbeing. So it’s important that we all make an effort to spend a decent amount of time in the fresh air. But work and home commitments and electronics advancements can make staying indoors more appealing. Even if you do spend some time outside occasionally, it can start to feel like a chore if it doesn’t excite or inspire you. So add some more excitement to your time outdoors by trying out these fun and exciting activities.

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Go on a road trip

Whether you go by car or invest in a travel trailer, going on a road trip can help you see new sights and give you the freedom to explore. If you’re fed up of your daily grind and want to introduce some spontaneity back into life, then a road trip is the perfect activity for you. Find a map and choose a place you’ve always wanted to visit that you can drive to. Use this as your final destination and create a route. You can make it as long or short as possible, depending on your work and home commitments. If you want it to last a weekend, consider camping alongside your vehicle to get closer to nature. Also, find interesting attractions and sights along your route that you can stop off and view along the way. But don’t overplan. The key to a fantastic road trip is keeping your plans loose. You may find something, even more, exciting along the way so just enjoy the ride and go where the road takes you.

Join an outdoor fitness club

If you love to exercise but tend to stick to indoor gyms, an outdoor fitness club could get you back outside. Exercising by yourself indoors can get tiresome and uninspiring. So research local running, cycling and walking clubs that you can get involved in. These will usually meet on a weekly basis and will have specified routes planned in advanced. Running or cycling on these routes will make you realise how beautiful your local area is. Plus you will also make new friends, tone and strengthen your body and get plenty of vitamin D and fresh air. With so many benefits, it’s hard not to find this appealing if you enjoy your exercise.

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Take a survival course

Basic survival courses will teach you everything you need to know about surviving in the outdoors. It’s a fantastic way to learn new skills such as starting a fire, foraging for food and building a shelter with minimum supplies. If you consider yourself to be an adventure seeker, this is definitely the activity for you. These courses vary from one day to multiple days outside in often wooded areas. You’ll get a real taste of what living outdoors requires and a new perspective on how incredible nature is. This course will make you feel like a modern day Indiana Jones and the skills you learn will always come in handy.

These three activities should have enticed you into spending more of your spare time outside. Staying indoors might be brilliant for certain activities but make sure you schedule in time outdoors also.

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