So how would we define recreation? Well it’s the art of partaking in an activity not related to work. So what are common examples of recreational activities? Essentially anything that brings enjoyment, such as going to the movies, seeing a play or going for a drink with some friends. We think however, that while these activities may be enjoyable you should perhaps take a look at doing something more active with your spare time! Look, this isn’t to accuse anyone of not being active, but rather give alternative ideas to expand your recreational activity horizon! If you’re looking for something new, some inspiration- something different, then take a look below at the best “active” activities you can do. Let’s ensure that you don’t turn into a couch potato!
This one has many options in action. Whether you’re after a simple cycle round the neighborhood, or perhaps something more extravagant like an established bike path, this activity is not only fun but also great exercise! Take in the beautiful sights while you feel the wind in your face, all while breaking a sweat! Cycling is a great past-time and nowadays even if you don’t own a bike this isn’t necessarily a stumbling block. Many cities, especially the big ones, have rental bikes dotted around the city. You can scan these with an app on your phone, or often with a credit card and rent the bike for as long as you wish. Usually for an affordable price too. No excuse to not try it now!
An Early Morning Walk
This one has many variations in action. Firstly, there is nothing better than an early morning walk purely because it is so quiet and peaceful. You can watch the sunrise, listen to the wind against the trees; it truly is dreamy. One option is to do this alone, to walk with your innermost thoughts and just relax. Another would be to take a dog for a walk (if you have one) or even listen to music as you wander through your surroundings. Option two however is a little more social; walking with a friend! We don’t always have the time to meet every single person, so why not kill two birds with one stone? Combine a nice brisk walk with a friend-date! Listen to the birds chirp, drink coffee as you take a nice stroll through a park, streets or wherever you may find yourself.
Perhaps when you’re out you might like to take pictures of certain things. Aesthetic scenery, friends or maybe a cute puppy. Have you ever gone out with the sole purpose to taking cool images though? This can be done with any camera, but we recommend using a better one than the camera on your mobile device. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and go wild with your camera! Work on your photography skills by taking pictures of different surroundings. After a while not only will you have explored the great outdoors some more, but you will also be a whiz with a camera!
Is there anything more relaxing and mindful than yoga? You don’t really need much special preparation for this, it depends on where you are and the extremity level of the task at hand. Simply sit anywhere and get to it with various stretching and breathing (all of which can be looked up online or by following a video). If you’d like a bit more structure with this activity, there are many yoga classes you can sign up to. Depending on your location, this could be inside a gym, or right by the beach. Maybe you will need a yoga mat for these ones, but they are super cheap so don’t worry about that. After a while you will be able to do it by yourself anyway, whether that’s as a bonus or full-time. Partaking in daily yoga is supposedly great for not only the mind, but the heart too. This is truly a daily habit worth incorporating into your daily recreation.
This one is easy, and we’re sure you’re quite familiar with the concept. All you need to do is find a pool, whether that’d be at a leisure center, a gym or somewhere within the same realm- it certainly won’t be difficult. Then jump in and get to it! Swimming is a top exercise that not only keeps you fit, but is relaxing and quite fun. Improve your endurance, strength and durability while letting the stress leave your body. This is a low-impact workout that is perfect for anyone of any age. Many places even have saunas and hot tubs to relax in afterwards!