Save on All the Essential Items You’ll Need to Take Your Workout Outdoors
Guest post by Dena Stern, Managing Editor at Exercise.com
Warm weather is upon us. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get some fresh air – and exercise!
But before you take your workout outside it helps to have the right gear. Gift cards are a great way to stock up on essential items to help you take advantage of summer weather – use your gift cards to get active and find ways to exercise outside!
We all know the dangers of sun exposure – skin cancer, premature aging and painful sunburns. It’s important to protect yourself from the sun while you exercise outside. Look for brands labeled “full spectrum” to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays and marked “sweat resistant” or “water resistant” to ensure that your protection will last through your workout! Then use your Target giftcard to save when you stock up on sun protection!
Hiking outdoors is a fantastic workout but having the right footwear is essential. You want something that will support your ankles to prevent twisting them while maneuvering around uneven terrain. You’ll also benefit from something that will keep out water (to prevent blisters) as well as protect from poison oak/ivy, bug bites, scrapes and scratches!
When it seems too hot to exercise it’s the perfect time to take a swim! Swimming burns more calories than walking or hiking and uses almost every muscle in your body – all while staying cool in the pool!