Activities To Get You Away From Your Computer

There is no doubt that sitting in front of your computer all day can be damaging and unhealthy for your body. Many online marketers can get carried away by the momentum of running their own business that they tend to forget that there are other things they can and should be doing as well in life. Below, I’ll break down some activities you can get yourself involved with you get you up and away from the computer screen occasionally. 

Recreational Activities

In today’s day and age many people forget about the types of activities they can get themselves involved with outdoors. There are so many activities just about any able body can get involved with without any type of extensive training such as:

  • Biking: Biking is a great way to get your heart rate up while breathing in the great fresh purified air of the outdoors. If you don’t have a mountain bike, you can easily rent one at your local bike shop for under $20/day. 
  • Swimming: Swimming is perhaps one of the easiest recreational activities to get involved in. If you don’t live near a body of water, many local community centers have very flexible swimming hours to suit your schedule. It might also not be such a bad idea to even invest in a swimming pool for your backyard. 
  • Canoeing/Kayaking: This might be hard for you to do if you don’t live close to a body of water. If you don’t, this will be a great excuse to travel. Canoeing & kayaking are perhaps the most relaxing recreational activities. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery in nature. 
  • Scuba Diving: You may have thought that you scuba diving requires a license. However, it doesn’t. Most scuba diving shops will allow you to take a quick 30 – 60 minute safety course before they allow you to go out and dive. The only limitation is that you’ll be required to swim in close proximity with your instructor. However, each dive you do with an instructor contributes to helping you get your scuba diving certification in the future. 
  • Sky Diving: Sky Diving, just like scuba diving doesn’t require a license either. Most sky diving shops allow you to do a Tandem Skydive where you’re strapped up to an experienced sky diver who controls the dive for you. 

Indoor Activities

  • Pick up an instrument: There are so many different instruments to choose from and in this day and age, there are so many websites offering tutorials to help you bypass the fluff and start playing songs quickly. Especially if you choose to pick up piano, there is plenty of help out there. There are even guides to help you purchase your first piano such as this website on digital piano reviewsWith the power of the internet these days, there isn’t much excuses to not knowing how to pick up a new instrument. 
  • Go to the gym: Going to the gym is one of the best things you can do for your body. It helps you stay in shape, and keep well-toned. If you’re new to it, you can check out BodyBuilding.com to get you started. 
  • Bake Something: Baking is a great way to help you build up your cooking skills while improving your mood. With the power of the internet and so many recipes, there really isn’t much of an excuse to not know how to whip up a batch of cookies or a cake. 

As you can see, there are so many different types of outdoor and indoor activities you can get yourself involved with. Working hard is great, but having a well-balanced life is even better. So shut down your computer, get out there, and try something new!

 

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The Perils of Being Sedentary - November 4, 2015

out and do something fun. Take the bike out, or the canoe. Or go learn tennis or scuba diving, and experience the beauty and

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