Reasons to Join an Outdoor Adventure Club
Outdoor adventure is good for your physical and mental well being. Summer and fall are the perfect times to get outside and get moving. The weather is beautiful and the days are longer. Perhaps you would like to hike, bike or run more, but you don’t know where to start. Joining a club can be the perfect motivation to get you started and keep you on track.
Here are 3 reasons to sign up for an outdoor adventure club
1. They Are Everywhere!
Many communities have groups of adults that meet up to swim, kayak, hike, bike and more. Start with meetup.com, and also check out groups and classes through The Sierra Club, your Local Parks and Recreation Department, and local Facebook groups. The group should always arrange to meet in a public place and give clear instructions on what you will be doing for the duration of the activity.
2. Free Motivation.
Unlike joining a gym, most groups are free. If you find it hard to stay motivated to exercise, knowing that a whole group of people is counting on you to show up might make you stick to it. You will also have a whole team to cheer you on and keep you from getting discouraged.
3. Spend Time Outside.
Research shows that spending time in green space can reduce stress, anxiety and cardiovascular risk. Perhaps you live in a place where walking outside is not easy or safe. An outdoor club can introduce you to places that you might not have known about. If exercising outside by yourself feels unsafe, an outdoor adventure club might be the perfect answer.
Ready to relax after your big outdoor adventure? Try an indoor adventure with our yoga classes. Our classes are inclusive and welcoming to all, including beginners. Bring a friend and come in for yoga!
Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach