There is ample evidence that being outdoor is good for humans. If you sit inside all day and play video games, and you have a sedentary job, you’re not getting any fresh air and exercise. Also, you won’t get to experience any of the fun things you can only do when you get out in nature.
Let’s go over a few of the more enjoyable outdoor activities you might want to try once the weather warms up. If you’ve never gone on any of these adventures before, it’s high time you started taking advantage of all Mother Nature’s offerings.
It’s true that motorcycle riding comes with some danger, but it’s also a great time. If you wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws, there’s no reason not to give it a try at least one time in your life.
You can get motorcycle riding lessons, and even if you don’t have the money to purchase one, you can rent one instead. You can travel across the country and experience the thrill that comes when you get out on the highway and open up that beautiful machine full-throttle.
Just be sure you don’t change lanes unexpectedly or do anything illegal. If you do, then the next you know, you might need to call yourself a motorcycle accident lawyer, and nobody wants that.
Fishing is relaxing, but it can also be stimulating. You can do it in virtually any body of water, and if you live by a lake, a river, or the ocean, you might want to call your buddies and set up a fishing trip.
Fresh fish can be delicious, or you can do catch and release instead. You might find a broad, swiftly flowing river and go out for trout or catfish. If you’re out in the ocean, you might battle marlin, stingrays, or other large trophy fish.
Even if you don’t catch anything, you should have a great time with the family members or friends you brought along. You can take some pictures to remind you of the great day you had together.
Staying on the water, you can also rent a jet ski if you go to most marinas. These vehicles are not all that difficult to learn how to operate, and it’s fun flying across the lake or the ocean, especially when you bounce over the surf.
If you bring some friends along, you can get an innertube and length of twine and tie it to the back of the jet ski. You can get a good pace going and tow a friend behind you. If you have kids or one of your companions does, they will love riding behind the jet ski and skimming over the water.
Rock climbing can be a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. If you’re going to do it, know that you’ll need some significant upper body and core strength.
You can sometimes go to nature preserves or outdoor locations where there are rock walls set up. They already have handholds that you can utilize to pull yourself up.
If you desire more of a challenge, you might find a rock face that you feel you can climb, but there are no handholds or footholds. You’ll have to make your own. If you do that, make sure you’ve practised some beforehand and take all necessary safety precautions.
If you want something a little less high-impact, you might get your family together and go on a nature hike. You can find the nearest park, nature preserve, etc., pile into the car, and bring some snacks and binoculars along.
You might walk a couple of miles and find a place to have a picnic lunch. Bring sunblock, so the sun doesn’t burn you, and watch out for potentially dangerous animals, like bears or snakes. Before you go on your hike, familiarize yourself with whatever animals you’re likely to encounter.
You can walk quietly and use the binoculars to spot things like squirrels and chipmunks. If you’re lucky, you may notice a fox, wild turkeys, deer, coyotes, or something else native to the region.
You could bring along a field guide to identify birds and wildflowers. You’ll forget about your worries being out in the forest stillness and experiencing the sun on your face.
Those who feel sad often find that nature is the best cure. Going outside can reconnect you with your essential, primitive self.