For many, summer gives the freedom for carefree living, especially a quick fall out of healthy eating and fitness as an excuse to beat the heat. Of course, summer is a fun time of the year, but you can surely enjoy it with some interesting activities that can help you both stay fit and beat the heat with an exhilarating-wet twist. Here are 5 of our top picks on how you can do this.
First on the list is the extremely beginner and kid-friendly jet ski ride. You can try this sport by yourself or as a family or even as a group of friends competing with each other. It offers a full body workout and encourages easy calorie burning- the longer the duration of the ride, the higher calories burnt. Approximately with half an hour of jet skiing, you can burn up to 238 calories.
The water splashing through your body, spiking your adrenaline, washing down the heat, all while getting some spectacular views of the landmarks and buildings around the waterways, is a fun and fit summer activity that should not be missed out, at least when in Dubai.
Next up on the list is flyboarding. Although it’s surprising to think of this watersport as a way to stay fit during summer, it offers a really good core workout that uses various muscles in your body, as the sport itself requires body movement, grip, and balance.
Depending on your weight, age and time spent flying, you most likely will be able to burn a couple of hundred calories doing this activity. You can perform different turns and stunts both over or on the water on a flyboard, and it gives a very refreshing experience, especially when you get water-washed during the fly.
If your way of coping with the heat is trying to keep yourself cool whenever possible, then swimming is the best way to keep up with your fitness routine in summer. An average person can burn up to 430-575 calories per hour swimming leisurely. How many calories you can burn will depend on your weight, distance, and the speed you swim at.
Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. It is a good all-around activity that keeps your heart rate up while taking some of the impact stress off your body. It also builds endurance and muscle strength and promotes cardiovascular fitness.
For those unaware, sea walking is a water activity where you walk at the bottom of the sea and observe marine life closely. This is a great activity to stay fit and enjoy summer, even if you don’t know how to swim or have an aquaphobia. It’s low-impact, easy, and offers a great opportunity to experience the underwater world in a safe way.
Sea walking is seen as an excellent cardio and resistance training exercise option. It helps you to strengthen and tone many muscle groups in the body. It is also very gentle on the bones and joints and can burn calories steadily depending on the duration of the walk.
If you’re a thrill seeker during summer, then jet surfing offers the perfect combo of fit and fun to spend the dog days of the year. Engaging in this activity, even at a moderate pace, can have you burning between 500 and 800 calories per hour, depending on your weight.
Although jet surfing was introduced to make surfing easy, it comes with the risk of speed. In fact, it can be a lot more extreme than regular surfing because of the speed and so cannot be as beginner or kid-friendly as jetskiing or flyboarding.