5 Must-Haves for Outdoor Exercise

5 Must-Haves for Outdoor Exercise

Check out what these bloggers always have at the ready when the workout goes outside.


By: Sydne Summer

When the weather warms up, there's no excuse for not exercising. Even if you can't dedicate an hour to a workout, you can always go for quick 15-minute speed walk or jog outside. But whatever exercise you choose, you should always be prepared. Here’s what five bloggers have to say about their outdoor exercise must-haves:

Name: Sydne Summer
Blog: Sydne Style http://sydnestyle.com
Exercise Must-Have: Camisole Sports Bra
Even when I was in the best shape of my life, I still felt self-conscious showing my stomach. Instead, I invested in camisole sports bras. You can wear them as a bra under tank tops and T-shirts. And when you get hot, you can wear them on their own without exposing too much skin. I prefer a V-neck style with thin straps to avoid unwanted tan lines.

Name : Sheryl Luke
Blog Name : Walk In Wonderland http://www.walkinwonderland.com
Exercise Must-Have: Sunglasses
Aside from the obvious essentials such as a comfortable pair of shoes and a stylish yet practical outfit, I have to say that sunglasses are my No. 1 essential item. Your eyes always need protection from those pesky UV rays. Brisk walking with my husband in the park has got to be my favorite way of staying fit, and, with our busy schedules, we really appreciate the time together. For me, walking is a great low-contact way of getting your heart rate up and keeping in shape. I also find it therapeutic after a particularly stressful day.

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Name : Jamie Stone
Blog : Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis www.QueenoftheQuarterLifeCrisis.com
Exercise Must-Have: Sunscreen
I've become a bit of a daredevil over the past few years and, after skydiving three times, I decided to try zip lining (which is not nearly as scary, by the way). Now, I'm completely obsessed. You basically jump from outdoor platform to platform and glide on a single wire, and it's a great way to see a new area (from an amazing, in-the-air angle). However, it also means that you'll be high above the trees and at a level of full sun exposure. I always make sure to wear plenty sunscreen and keep it with me so I can reapply throughout the day.

Name: An Dyer
Blog: Haute Pink Pretty http://hautepinkpretty.com
Exercise Must-Have: Strong Hair Ties
I'm typically an indoor gym kind of girl, but when I do exercise outdoors, I love to swim laps in a pool. Swimming is ideal for working out your entire body, and it's perfect for what I usually focus on when I exercise — cardio, core and glutes. My No. 1 must-have for outdoor exercising? Having plenty of strong, non-damaging hair ties on hand. I have really long hair that always gets in the way, so I have to keep it up when I work out and, of course, when I swim.

Name : Whitney English
Blog : To Live and Diet in L.A. http://toliveanddietinla.blogspot.com
Exercise Must-Have : Water
My favorite outdoor activity is hiking with my dog. Whether along the coast or in the forest, being outdoors, spending time with my best friend, and burning calories is the best way to spend a day. My No. 1 must have when exercising outdoors is water. Sunscreen comes in as a close second, but if you run out of water on a long hike, you’re toast. Hikes are great because, unlike other cardio activities, you are often too busy enjoying the view to think about how tired you are. Before you know it, you’ve torched hundreds of calories! But I always bring along plenty of water, which keeps my body hydrated and helps flush out toxins. And of course, if you’re hiking with your dog, your little buddy needs it too!

As the founder and editor-in-chief of SydneStyle, Sydne connects with her readers through her inspirational yet achievable style, while providing how-to solutions, trend spotting and styling advice. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her very chic rescue dog, Bunny.

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