You’ve decided that 2019 is the year you’re going to be more active and get into the great outdoors more often.
So, where do you start? If you’ve not had the pleasure of doing many outdoor activities before, it can be hard to know where to begin and how to start exploring all the wonderful natural areas we have in the UK.
If you need some inspiration, don’t worry. Blue Ridge Outdoors recently picked out the best beginner’s outdoor activities, so try starting with one of these and see where it takes you.
Trail running is a great place to begin because you can do it pretty much anywhere and it doesn’t require a huge investment in equipment. Although elite trail runners will be hitting routes that scale mountains, you can start a bit more slowly.
Begin by just jogging on some local trails near your home. These can be flat to get you started, before you start embarking on more technical routes.
Similarly, cycling can be a great way to get out and about. You’ll obviously need a bike, although there’s always the option to hire if you’re not in a position to buy one. There are plenty of great cycling trails in the UK’s national parks, so find a route that looks doable and pedal away.
Climbing can also be a very rewarding activity and one that challenges your brain as much as your body. If you’re a bit more wary of adventure activities in Derbyshire like this, find a local climbing centre where you can learn the ropes.
If your new year’s resolution in 2019 was simply to be more active, this is a great way to achieve it. You may also want to take onboard some of the tips offered by MedicalXpress recently, with an article for the website suggesting that you make any exercise you do fun and engaging to help you stick to it.