With most of the nation still practicing social distancing, we've all started to experience some level of cabin fever. Luckily, summer is finally here! It's the perfect time to head outside and make some memories with the entire family. Outdoor activities benefit both our physical and emotional health. For those with respiratory disorders, fresh air helps clear the lungs. And spending time with family and close friends is always a great way to build deeper bonds while creating life-long memories.
To help you make the most of it, we’ve pulled together a list of 5 fool-proof outdoor activities that any family is sure to love.
- Have an outdoor picnic: Gather up some of your family's favorite foods, treats and beverages, grab a blanket and head to the nearest patch of grass for a laid-back family affair. Soak up Vitamin D while enjoying your fun meal under the sun.
Go Hiking or Biking: Enjoy the great outdoors as a family and explore new trails with beautiful sights. Hiking has been proven to lower stress levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Hiking and biking are not only fun but also extremely good for your health!
- Get Grilling: Grilling is a signal that summer has finally arrived. After a long day out in the sun, hunker down on the patio and grill up some of your favorite foods and vegetables and enjoy the perfect ending to a summer day.
Fishing: If you are lucky enough to live by a body of water, grab the kids and your rods and try to catch dinner for the family! Fishing is a great way to get outdoors and make some memories and traditions for years to come.
- Go Camping: Whether you head to a campsite for the weekend, or decide to set up a tent in your own backyard, the family will love roasting marshmallows and telling scary stories around the fire.
So now you have plenty of ideas for ways to enjoy the outdoors during a wonderful time of the year. And whether you're grilling, hiking, fishing, swimming, or picnicking just remember to practice social distancing when encountering people outside of your immediate family. Have fun but remember to keep you, your loved ones (and strangers) safe!