Take advantage of the parks system in your city. Walk around the garden paths. Have a picnic. Lay and read in the grass. Photograph the flowers. Run, walk, or bike on the fitness paths. Bring your kids to the playgrounds. Attend free concerts or movie nights. Spend time at the park.
Practice hanging and moving around on the monkey bars like a kid. Play! It has probably been years since you climbed up and hung by your arms, but try it. If you haven’t kept your weight down, and arm strength up, it will be hard. But if you look at it with all of the excitement of a child, you will have fun as you practice and get better.
Try balancing on a slack line. It is very difficult at first, but with practice your balance will improve. It will strengthen your core and small muscles in your feet that help with balance. There are slack line groups that meet up in local parks. Challenge yourself to try it!
Whether it is a 30 day challenge to encourage you to read more, exercise, eat better, or get better at a hobby, 30 day challenges are less intimidating way to develop habits, skills, or just try something new. Track your finances (to the cent!) for 30 days. Run or walk outside 1 mile every day for 30 days. Cut fast food from your diet for 30 days. Get up 30 minutes earlier every day for 30 days. The options are endless.
If you have the opportunity to try a trapeze class, do it! Hanging from a bar 20-30′ in the air, with a giant safety net below you, will give you a huge adrenaline rush. Try swinging by your arms. Try swinging by your legs. Somersault to dismount. If they allow it, even try doing a catch. It is exhilarating!
Strengthen your core, and increase your balance by learning to balance on a balance board. It will seem impossible at first, but over time you will get better and better. Make sure you do it in a safe place, so if you lose your balance, you do not get hurt.
It’s not good for your digestive system to hold it. If possible, go when you gotta go! It can help reduce bloating, and prevent constipation and other issues.