Feeling shut in? You’re not alone.
As much of the world remains under stay-at-home or social distancing orders, it’s more important than ever to find ways to get fresh air and exercise but keep “at a distance” from others. Fresh air and exercise help to support your immune system as well as provide natural mood boosters to fight anxiety and depression. Here are a few good ways to get out there and get moving – safely:
If you live in an area where you have access to trails, mountain biking can be a great way to get a serious workout and explore new terrain. Check out this directory to find trails in your area: https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/areas. Note: some trails may be closed due to COVID-19 or weather, so look them up before you go!
Paddle boarding can be both an amazing workout and a way to achieve a sense of calm as you get out on the water – whether you have access to a lake, pond, river or sea. You will engage your core, legs and arms and can ramp up speed for a cardio challenge. For an added challenge, find a calm body of water and practice yoga on your board!
Inline Skating or Biking
No access to trails? No problem! Urbanites can get out and enjoy some sun with a pair of inline skates or on a road bike. Just make sure you keep a safe distance and watch for vehicles!
Walk, Run or Hike
Use those feet! If nothing else, make it your goal to get in at least 20 minutes each day of brisk walking to get your blood pumping and fresh air in your lungs. Pick up the pace if you can and make it a run – or find some elevation to hike and feel a little more burn.
Want to try out a new sport but don’t want to break the bank buying new equipment? Check out our easy lease and lease-to-own options! From paddleboards, to bikes, and everything in between, we have the best gear at a fraction of the retail price so you can get out there and enjoy, no matter what your budget is!
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