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Ask A Health Advocate: “I want to work out outside–do you have any suggestions?”

Now that that weather is getting warmer, it’s a great idea to take your workout outdoors! Our members usually have excellent fitness ideas, so I recently asked them to share their favorite outdoor workouts, or workouts they’re planning to try. Here are a few of my favorite responses:

This week I will practice karate in the park after work. I will alternate this with jogs around the neighborhood before dinner. – Rachel

Friends and I from the gym are meeting at the local parkthis week to do a mini boot camp on a night our gym does not offer it. – Trista

I like taking my dogs for a walk up the hills in my neighborhood. It is equipment-free and cost-free. – Penny

I will be walking in the Relay for Life, American Cancer Society walk this weekend. I have a team of 13 co-workers walking with me, rain or shine, and we have raised $3,774.00! – Cynthia

Each weekend, my family and I walk on the nearby walking and biking trail. By walking the full length of the trail, up and back, we walk close to 6 miles. – Crystal

Riding my mountain bike – will push to get to 20 miles a day in the coming month. – Roger

Tricep dips on a bench are a good idea.  I already walk around the playground when my twins are playing!  – Janet

I like walking around NYC – keeping up with the crowd and walking to different areas instead of using a cab or bus. – Christina

I currently get outside to walk/jog as much as possible.  I will try to find a walking path that will take me by stairs and include them in my workout rather than just walking by them. – Cele

I will be going on a hike along the river. – Bert

Since the nice weather is finally here, I plan on taking my dogs for a jog on the beach this week. – Virginia

Exercise outside to change up your routine and keep things fun and exciting. How will you incorporate an outdoor workout into your day? If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the Wellness Coaching program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more ideas!

Have a question for a Health Advocate? Email, and your question may be the topic of an upcoming “Ask a Health Advocate” column!