Stay Active In Famously Hot Columbia SC This Summer!

Stay Active This Summer in Columbia, South Carolina!

It’s summer time! Don’t waste your summer sitting at home, get out and be active while having fun. Columbia provides lots of fun opportunities, so don’t miss out on all the action! You don’t have to workout in a gym to reap the benefits of exercise. Research shows that doing activities you actually enjoy will help you stick with them long-term; so find something you love and do it!

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding on Lake Murray

Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand-up paddle boarding: Columbia has many rental places to rent kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards. Enjoy a day on the river or lake with a friend. If you want a guided tour with site seeing check out Adventure Carolina or Carolina Outdoors Adventure. They have many different activities and events for all levels and ages. In fact, all of us here at ENP went paddleboarding this past weekend on Lake Murray! An hour of touring paddleboarding can burn 600-700 calories!

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

 

Parks: Take a hike at one of Columbia’s beautiful parks Harbison State Forest Park, Congaree National Park, Sesquicentennial State Park, or Saluda Shoals Park. Take an adventure and try a new hiking trail every time you visit. Bring your dog or pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

Check out Discover South Carolina’s website for a list of SC’s state parks!

 

 

Playing on beach

Play on the beach!

 

Beach: Going to the beach this summer? Bring a fun, active game with you to keep your body moving. Play catch, beach volleyball, or badminton. On the really hot days enjoy the water while boogie boarding, body surfing or stand up paddle boarding. Depending on what exactly it is you’re doing on the beach from building a sandcastle to boogie boarding to running, you can burn 300-800 calories an hour!

 

Races: It’s never too late for a new hobby or goal for the summer. Columbia has a wide selection of races ranging from 5k to marathons this summer. Sign up for a race for fun or for a personal goal. Encourage a family member or friend to compete with you. Check out these events calendars to see what’s coming up:

 

Day Trip: Great vacation spots surround Columbia, take a day trip and experience all the great things they have to offer. The White Water Center in Charlotte, NC has great selection of land and water activities. Bike the Swamp Rabbit trail in Greenville, SC and afterwards relax and have a picnic downtown at the gorgeous Falls Park. Go camping, hiking or fishing in Asheville, NC and witness the beautiful outdoors of the Great Smoky Mountains.

By keeping busy outside this summer, you can help yourself stick to your fitness goals without even trying AND having fun! Just don’t forget about staying hydrated! Check out our blog on staying hydrated.  Ready for a lifestyle change to live a healthier and more active life? Click to set up a FREE 30 minute No Obligation Consultation to learn how we can create a personalized plan just for YOU!

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