During the summer, we have a vacation mindset and part of that mindset causes us to overeat, resulting in our weight increasing. How do you get rid of your weight gain? By partaking in sports, of course!
Partaking in sports has many benefits, such as increased hand-eye coordination, improved brain health, reduced risk of diseases, and much more. We have compiled a list of 14 sports you can partake in over the summer.
If you can not stand the idea of getting sweaty in the hot summer months, then try swimming. It is considered a favorite summer activity and it keeps you active. You can race with your friends to see who is the fastest swimmer.
All you need is access to a swimming pool. Then you can swim to your hearts desire.
Tennis can be played in any season, but it is best in the summer months. Summer is the season when you can play outside. It can be an individual sport or a team game.
Benefits include improved metabolism, increased bone density, and being able to play regardless of age. All you need is a racket, a court, and an opponent. Then you can enjoy yourself.
Baseball is one of the most popular summer sports. It can usually only be played outside, making summer the perfect time to play it. If you are a beginner to sports, it is great to try. It improves many of your skills, such as gross motor skills, teamwork skills, building your confidence, and much more.
Soccer is a team game that involves kicking a ball into the goal, as most of you know. It is a really enjoyable game. It is one of the easiest games to learn and you can play it at any age. Benefits of soccer include increased aerobic capacity, building flexibility, strength, and endurance, improving bone strength, and it requires very little equipment.
5. Flag Football
Flag football is like regular football minus tackling and the fact that there are usually 5 to 7 players on each team. If you are up for some fun and you have some flags lying around, try this game. It has many benefits, such as being cheaper than regular football, being inclusive to everyone regardless of gender or age, and having many skills that transfer to regular football.
If you like skateboarding, then surfing will be perfect for you as many skills transfer over. Surfing is using a board to ride on moving water. While surfing takes a long time to master, once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun. So practice your surfing skills if you can find a place to surf and then you will enjoy surfing in no time.
7. Beach Volleyball
During summer, people often go to the beach. Why not have fun and be active at the same time by playing beach volleyball? Unlike regular volleyball, you only need two players to play, but you can always add more. It can be challenging if you are used to playing volleyball on a court, but it is still tons of fun.
8. Water Polo
If you are interested in water sports but are looking for something more team oriented, then try out water polo. It is considered a difficult sport since water polo players can't touch the ground. However, it guarantees some good exercise. So if you have enough people, get a water polo net and ball, then play the game.
Golf is a popular summer sport. It reduces stress, it is a good way to spend time outdoors and, best of all, it can be done by anyone of any age. So just grab your friends, some golf clubs and balls, get on a course, compete to see who can get the most balls into the hole, and most importantly have fun.
Another sport that involves water is diving. You could challenge your friends and family to see who can do the coolest dive or the most graceful dive. Take videos so you can compare your dives. Diving will keep you from sweating in the summer heat and it can become a friendly competition amongst yourselves.
11. American Football
If you have tried flag football and are ready to play actual football, then you should try it. Football improves muscle tone, increases body strength, and promotes teamwork. It is considered the most popular sport in America.
While it is considered one of the hardest sports, that just means it will get you in shape faster. You won't know you don't like it if you don't try it.
12. Field Hockey
Hockey is not just a winter sport, it is a great summer sport too. Field hockey can be done in the summer months, but instead of a puck, it involves a round plastic ball. It may not be the same as playing regular hockey, but it can still be a lot of fun and cheaper than regular hockey.
13. Rock climbing
Rock climbing is an extreme sport. It involves climbing to the highest peak. If you do not think you are ready for this, try going to an indoor climbing wall.
Then work your way up and go when you are finally ready. Once you start getting better and improving your skills, you will realize how much fun rock climbing is.
Want to feel like Hawkeye, Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen? Archery is the game for that. It is a thrilling game to see who can hit the bullseye.
Challenge your friends and see who can hit the bullseye first. Archery has many benefits, such as improving your arm muscles, hand eye coordination, and patience.
You do not have to spend your summer lazing about. You could spend your summer being active and trying out new sports. Trying out new sports will help you experience new things and give you more benefits. Then your body will be better than ever.