Outdoor Activities Absolutely Anyone Can Do

Whether you are young or old, a triathlete or one of the sweating-averse, these are activities that anyone can do. What are you waiting for?

Gardening.

Ah, the classic example of gentle, outdoor activity. Gardening is great—you get to cultivate an intimate relationship with your immediate environment and you may even get a little dirty. But, with a little time, you have something to show for all your effort, whether it is a bounty of flowers, fruits, or vegetables. Not much can beat that sort of satisfaction.

Making art.

Whether it is photography, painting, writing, or something else, the outdoors is the perfect place for you to practice your creative ventures. Try to bring your art outside at least once a week and prepare to reap the inspired benefits.

Going for a stroll.

No able-bodied human has a valid excuse for not getting outside for a stroll on a regular basis. Walking is what our bodies were designed for. Try to spend 15 to 45 minutes wandering the outside world daily. It’s not about exercise; it’s about stress relief and mental recalibration. And think of all the wonderful places your feet will take you; to the beach, to the woods, to the city, to the park, to the lake, to the cafe… anywhere! Most of us don’t really use or appreciate our feet enough. Hop to it.

Birding.

Maybe it sounds boring to you, but birding is a great way to get yourself outside and interacting with nature. Geography and time of year doesn’t really matter, either. Because birds are everywhere, you can bird watch during any season in practically any location. Birds are all around us and they are all so diverse! Birding is an undervalued way to get in touch with what’s going on in your local environment. All you need is a pair of binoculars.

Practicing yoga/meditating.

If it is sunny and dry, why not drag your mat onto the lawn? There is something very powerful about practicing without a roof overhead. Stretch your limbs and free your mind into the vast expanse of the atmosphere and beyond. Let the breezes caress your face. Smell the vegetation and hear the rustling plantlife. What better way to immerse and recenter yourself?

Dining.

Bring your place settings outside for a change. Weather’s not perfect? Bundle up, light a fire, and serve some hot stew. There is something so rejuvenating about eating in the outdoors. Breathing feels deeper, food tastes more dimensional, everything becomes better.

Stargazing.

Outdoor time isn’t just restricted to the daylight hours. If you can get away from a city, try stretching out on your back and doing a little stargazing. Even with all of the flashy technology we surround ourselves with, there is nothing so inspiring, awesome, and majestic as a clear night sky speckled with hundreds of thousands of distant suns.

Spend more time outside. As humans, we are migrating deeper and deeper indoors. Make the outdoors a priority in your life, and it will pay you back dividends in inspiration, happiness, and quality of life.

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven11 months ago

thanks

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Jerome S
Jerome S11 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Joshua A
Joshua Aabout a year ago

Just as it is great to be spending most of our time outside working out, doing fun activities, or doing research, it is likely as fun to just spend time outside relaxing. Breathing in the fresh air and the freedom and purity of the outdoors is what everyone needs to do. The more in connection we are with nature, the more we grow to love it, appreciate it, respect it, and yearn to help it in every way we can.

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Marija M
Marija Mabout a year ago

thank you for sharing

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Janis K
Janis Kabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Julie P
Julie Phamabout a year ago

Thanks

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Magdalen B
Magdalen Babout a year ago

Personally I wouldn't be barefoot in long grass. There are too many things that want to sting or bite you and you never know what you might step in.

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Leo C
Leo Custerabout a year ago

Thank you for posting!

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Janis K
Janis Kabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Louise A
Past Member about a year ago

All good. Thanks.

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