Well, finally the weather here in the east is getting warmer, which means it’s time to go outside and get some exercise!

I need to be prepared because our company is participating in a corporate event in July where you can run or walk in a 5K race. Plus, they are sponsoring a running club to help us get ready for the race. I’m looking forward it!

Now I certainly have no interest in running a marathon (but hey, in a few years, who knows!), but I just want to keep moving, especially in the nice warm weather.

According to statista.com, more than 64 million people went jogging or running in 2016 in the U.S. One of the main reasons to start jogging or running is to improve your fitness. According to statista.com, in 2016, about 24% of Americans stated that exercise was the primary reason for them to start running.

If you don’t want to run or jog, there are many other outdoor activities you can do. Walking for fitness had nearly 110 million participants in the U.S. in 2015, according to statista.com.

And according to prevention.com, these are other great outdoor activities:

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Softball
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Golf (just try not to use a golf cart!)
  • Gardening
  • Horseback riding

So you see, there are plenty of things to do to get moving. But the important thing is to start moving!

What are some of your favorite outdoor workout activities?

Do you have any favorite songs that you listen to while working out to keep you motivated? I’m putting together a list of songs that will keep me going. I could use your help with some suggestions, so please send them to me.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!