3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Summer and Stay Active too!


It’s that time of year again.. Summer!! How exciting!! When I think of summer, it’s the time of barbeques, lightning bugs & ice cream, but I think it’s safe to say what we, college kids, are all really thinking about . . Sleep, our Beloved Couch and more Sleep.


While we definitely should kick back and relax for a few days or maybe even a week… especially after all of those all- nighters and what seemed to be endless studying for our exams, it’s also important to keep ourselves active (physically & mentally) and make the most of this exciting time!


  • Make a Bucket List & Stick To It! We’ve all had those days where we are all talk and no action. However, making a list and keeping up with it is a great way to stay active and keep you busy (in a good way J). Get together with your friends & family and make a list of 50 fun things you would love to do and when you have a day where you can just lay on the couch, choose to try something new instead! Roast some marshmallows, have a picnic in the park, go on a nature walk… This way you are making the most out of your time, staying active and having fun all at once.


  • Soak up the Sun! It’s easy to use the heat as an excuse to not go outside.. However, let us remember the everlasting, freezing winter that has taken so long to leave us! Enjoy the warm weather that is finally here. Go for a hike, take a dive in the swimming pool, kayak a river! Even something as simple as walking your dog is a great way to get outside and keep active. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

-Live in the sunshine,

  • Enjoy the season’s fruits and vegetables! Being summer, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a vacation state of mind! But…you’ve been so health conscious! Don’t let this summer state of mind let you stray away! Take advantage of what summer has to offer. Take a trip to the local farmers’ markets. Go strawberry picking and make jam with your friends! Grow a garden in your own back yard. This is a great way to keep up with your healthy eating habits and getting outside too.


Of course summer is a time to enjoy and you should! That’s what summer is all about. However, keeping in mind these quick tips is a great way to maximize your summer and keep busy and active J. It’s easy to get into the same routine and swing of things, but choose to make the most out of your summer! Enjoy summer while staying active in every way possible. Happy Summer everyone!