Outdoor fitness routines that energize body and spirit – By Jody Robbins
The pandemic has divided us into those who took action and created new, healthy habits and those of us who, well, tried. Fortunately, mild spring weather offers more options for keeping up or starting an exercise routine outdoors. Here are some enticing outdoor options for physical and mental fitness, while still maintaining COVID protocols.
“It turbocharges a walk and turns it into a total body workout,” avows Mandy Johnson, owner of Active by Nature, a Canmore company that leads guided walking and hiking tours.
According to Johnson, regular walking utilizes the muscles from your belly button down. When Nordic walking, pressure is put on the walking poles, utilizing your triceps and activating your core.
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