Finding things to do on the weekend when you’re on a budget and you’re trying to stay fit and healthy can be quite the task. With that in mind, we’ve thought up of three fun things to do on your days off without feeling the pinch in your pocket or the weight on your waistline.
Go hiking with friends or family
Hiking can be a fantastic way to have fun with your friends or family and get a lot of exercise in the process. Spending time in the great outdoors will also ensure that you’re getting lots of vitamin D3 from sun exposure, which your body needs to keep your skin and bones healthy. Research your closest hiking trail and pack up a homemade, low-carb lunch to take with you to save on unnecessary expenses. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy, especially if it has been raining.
Camp up and eat clean
If you don’t live near a hiking trail but are still interested in exploring the great outdoors, camping is a great alternative. You can find fields to pitch up a tent in almost anywhere for next to nothing. Be sure to bring all of your camping equipment, including the means to start up a campfire (making sure you’re in an area that allows controlled fires). To keep your camping trip healthy, bring all of the meat for a BBQ but leave the bread rolls and marshmallows at home to cut down on your carb consumption.
Trampolining might seem like an activity that’s just for kids, but the recent popularity of trampoline parks has stopped with the little ones. It’s no wonder that adults have been jumping around for joy. Trampoline parks are great if you’re looking for a fun way to get out of the house and get some exercise. Not only is trampolining a cheap and entertaining activity when compared to other options like theme parks and expensive dining, but it’s also an ideal way to get cardio and work on your coordination, balance and motor skills.
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