Long days, warm temperatures and beautiful sunny skies make summer the perfect time to be active. As we get closer to the end of the season, your kids may be feeling sluggish and like they’d rather spend their time indoors playing video games than out enjoying the day.
Staying active is a part of good overall health and can prevent problems like back pain and knee pain later on by keeping your joints and spine in good condition. Plus, engaging in regular activity gets your blood pumping and releases the “feel good” hormones called endorphins.
What are you waiting for? Get up off the couch and take the whole family outdoors to enjoy the summer! Need some inspiration? Here are three easy ways to get the entire family – even the couch potatoes – moving!
3 Summer Activities for the Whole Family
- Go on a Bike Ride. The Denver area is great for bicyclists. There are countless miles of trails that are appropriate for people of all skill levels. Whether you’re in the mood for an intense all-day biking adventure, or you’re planning a milder trip that’s more appropriate for kids, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect place in or around Denver.
- Plan a Day Hike. All those trails are perfect for day hikes, too. Going for a hike is the perfect way to get out and really enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the sights and sounds along the trail!
- Explore the City. You don’t have to go far to have a great time. Denver is full of amazing attractions that you may not even know about. Plan a walking tour to check out popular landmarks as well as hidden gems. Learning more about your own city is exciting, and it’s a great way to stay active without the need to travel.
Whether you enjoy spending time in nature or you’d rather stay in the city, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active in Denver during the summer. The kids will be heading back to school before we know it, so get out there and make some memories now!