8 Healthy Activities You Can Test Out This Summer

Two students wearing backpacks stand on a hill overlooking a lake.

8 Healthy Activities You Can Test Out This Summer.

8. Hiking

Hiking is an excellent form of exercise that is low intensity and great for your cardiovascular system. It can also help you reduce feelings of stress through the release of endorphins. Want to know more about hiking in your area? check out https://www.alltrails.com/ or download their app to see all kinds and difficulties of hiking trails in your area.

7. Canoeing/Kayaking

a group of people canoeing beside a rock face

Did you know that Canada has approximately 20% of the world's surface freshwater? Why not explore some of your local waterways on a sunny day! Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to relax while giving your body a great upper body workout. Curious about renting some equipment and trying it out? Here are some businesses that offer canoe and kayak rentals near Lakehead University.




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 6. Rock Climbing

An empty rock climbing gym

Just because the sun is now out doesn't meant it's here to stay. Rock climbing is an excellent way to get active in an indoor environment. Rock climbing is also an excellent way to work out everything from your heart to your legs and everything in between. Below are a couple of local rock climbing gyms near Lakehead University.



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 5. Softball

a softball sitting on an empty softball pitch

Are you looking to meet some new people? Or are you and some friends looking for a fun activity to do together? Why not join a local softball team? Softball is an excellent way to spend some time outside socializing with peers, making new friends, and stretching your legs. Check out these links for some information about local recreational softball leagues:



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4. Disc Golf

a disc golf post in a field

Looking for a low intensity activity to play by yourself or with friends? Disc golf is a great relaxing activity that can reduce stress while performing low impact exercise! check out some of these local courses in your area:

477 Cuyler St, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 1B5

 A map showing the location of the disc golf course in Thunder Bay

68 Woodside Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 3K9

A map showing the location of the disc golf course in Orillia

3. Bicycling

Lower half of someone biking down a path in a forest.

Bicycling is an excellent hobby for anyone of any age to get into. It also is an activity that can be made easier or more difficult depending on your level of experience and chosen path. Check out the AllTrails app or visit https://www.alltrails.com/ for trails, information, and difficulties.

2. Soccer

Lakehead University students playing soccer in the C.J Sanders Fieldhouse

Wanting to get out and meet some new people? Joining a local soccer league is an excellent way to meet tons of new people while getting some great aerobic exercise. Want to know more? see the links below for more information about soccer leagues in your area.



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1. Concerts

A crowd of people sitting in front of the stage at a previous Live on the Waterfront event

Not every healthy activity has to involve physical movement. Many cities offer free public concerts throughout the summer which can help reduce stress and improve your sense of community.

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A man and woman wearing backpacks stand on a hill overlooking a lake