Now that the weather has finished being unpredictable on us and it’s consistently warm, it’s time to get outside! Here are a few ideas for some fun activities that get you moving and help you on the way to achieving your health goals.
Frisbee (Disc) Golf
It’s time to teach the world the difference between ultimate frisbee and frisbee golf! Ultimate Frisbee is an intense field sport that combines elements of football, soccer and team handball:
Frisbee golf, while it can be competitive, is more laid-back and the goal is to get the disc into one of these:
Much like golf, you start at a tee area with the goal of getting your disc into the ‘hole’ or metal basket. Just as golf has different drivers, so do you have different discs to choose from in frisbee golf – drivers, putters, etc. There are almost always obstacles in the way and you run the danger of chucking your disc into a tree, bush or ditch if you aren’t careful!
Overall, frisbee golf is a very relaxing way to spend around an hour or 2 with family and friends, especially when the weather is nice out! Not only is it relaxing and great fun, but you’ll probably end up walking a few miles as well. (Or more, depending on how many times your disc goes the opposite direction you wanted)
There are several different locations in the Triangle area to play frisbee golf – here are just a few (click for links):
- Chapel Hill, UNC Outdoor Rec Center
- Carborro, Anderson Park
- Durham, Valley Springs
- Raleigh, Cedar Hills
- Full List!
- Eno River State Park (Make sure to check out the “events” and “activities” tabs on the left! There are almost always a lot of interesting events occurring here)
- Umstead State Park
- Duke Forest
- My personal favorite during the summer is the Eno River Rock Quarry! A quick 15-25 minute hike brings you to a gorgeous lake perfect for swimming and relaxing: Eno River Rock Quarry
- A hill.
- Increase the number of rounds
- Find a steeper hill!
- You don’t want to exceed ~30 seconds on your sprint, so if you’re looking for more of a challenge, try to cover more ground in 30 seconds than you did before. Place markers to measure your progress!
- Wear a backpack with books or other heavy objects.