Needing some activities to keep your body moving this summer? The team at Galena Sport Physical Therapy has you covered. Below are 4 of our favorite outdoor activities that keep us active during the summer months.
Gardening- Gardening is a great summer activity for many. According to the CDC, gardening is considered exercise and uses every major muscle group in the body. We have several tips on what equipment to use along with proper techniques to get you ready to garden. To learn more click on our introduction to gardening link.
Fun fact: If you plant marigolds in with your veggies, it keeps the bugs away.
Pictured is Sarah Stallings’s garden with all of her fresh veggies.
Here is an updated picture of Sarah's garden growth.
Hiking- Hiking outdoors has many perks: nice views, fresh air, and it’s a great cardio workout. There are many trails around the Reno/Tahoe area that have great trails and stunning views. Here are some of our favorites: Hunter Creek Trail, Eagle Rock Trail in Homewood, Stateline Fire Lookout Trailhead, and DL Bliss Rubicon Trail. Click here for our stretching guide for hiking and backpacking
Eagle Rock Trail
Stateline Fire Lookout Trailhead
Cycling- Cycling is a healthy, fun, and low-impact form of exercise for all ages. It’s a wonderful workout that keeps you active, and it can help shape a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. We have several links to get you prepared for your next bike ride on our website, click here for our introduction to cycling.
Swimming- Swimming is a great activity for the whole body; it keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body, and it is a great cardiovascular activity. Kayaking and water sports are also great summer activities for the whole body. For more info on swimming click here for more resources on our website.