Weekend Adventure Ideas for Hedonists

If you’re anything like me, you like to make sure you have adventures on the weekend. I’m not one of those people who just sits around and wishes for the weekend to come quicker. I do not wish my life away. But it’s certainly more convenient to do exciting things over the weekend without the distractions of work. For now anyway! I thought I’d share some of my weekend adventure ideas for hedonists with you, so take a look and see what you think:

A Weekend Somewhere You’ve Never Been

Why not go and explore somewhere you’ve never been for the weekend? You can pick somewhere off your travel bucket list, or you can point to a map and head there! Hop on a train or drive. Whichever way is easiest to get there. Don’t worry if you have to go on your own – many people do this and it can actually be better! If you don’t want to do that, there are websites that allow you to meet people who want to explore too, so you can make friends.

A Helicopter Ride

A helicopter ride might not sound very adventurous to you, but it’s so much fun and you can explore many beautiful areas. Sites like pleasureflightsltd.co.uk have a variety of tours you can take.

A Random Road Trip

Go on a random road trip. No planned destination; just drive! This can be so much more fun than knowing exactly where you’re going. Just make sure you have plenty of cash to fill up your car and emergency numbers, just incase. You could end up anywhere – how exciting!

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Climb a Mountain

Mountain climbing is great for people who like to stay active, and can feel like a real accomplishment. Some are much harder than others, so make sure you do some research to find the right one for you.

Sleep in the Wilderness

Why not get back to nature and sleep under the stars? All you need to do is pick a suitable location, pack up a few things, and head out. The great thing about this is that you don’t even need to wait for the weekend. Lots of people have started doing this during the week to help them de-stress from their daily lives. Getting away from technology can have a big impact on the way you feel! Just make sure you leave early to get back to work the next day.

Bungee Jump

Bungee jumping isn’t for everybody, but if it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, you should go for it. Once you’ve done it, you’ll be glad you went ahead with it! This isn’t actually something I ever want to do, but I know some people do! I’d much rather do a sky dive – at least then I don’t have to force myself to jump. Somebody else does it for you!

I hope you love these weekend adventure ideas for hedonists. Just remember, you don’t always need to wait for the weekend to do them. Make the most of every day by filling them with things that make you feel good! Leave any of your own adventure ideas below, I’d love to hear them!

My Guide To Better Recovery After Your Workout

Do you find yourself with aches and pains after your workout? If you’re working out hard enough, then you should at least some of the time. However, it’s one of the main issues that makes people stop their fitness regime – especially if it lasts more than a day or so. If you do suffer a little after a workout, you shouldn’t panic and throw away all your progress. Keeping fit is all about staying on track, and even a few days out of your schedule can set you back. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and put you on the right track:

Keep Yourself Hydrated

When you work out, you will lose a lot of water through your sweat. If you aren’t hydrated enough, it will affect your performance while you are exercising, and it also makes you feel worse when you are finished. Think of water in your body like oil in a car engine. If there’s enough, it will be a smooth drive. But if the oil is running low, you are going to be in for a cough-ridden, spluttery journey. So, always keep a bottle of water and top up your fluids before, during, and after a workout. You will feel much better for it, I promise! Aim for 2-3 litres a day. 

Always Warm Down

Most people understand the need to warm up before exercise, but are you making sure that you warm down, too? It’s important to let your body cool down by doing light exercises and stretches for at least a few minutes after a workout. When you stretch in a warm down, you are displacing all the lactic acid build up that you have produced during your exercise. And it’s this lactic acid that can make your legs feel tired and stiff the next day.

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Use Recovery Drinks

You might have heard about body builders using whey protein to promote muscle growth before. But did you know you could also use it as a recovery drink after a workout? The ideal foodstuff for recovery drinks is four parts carbohydrate to one part protein. It helps your body start to repair itself far quicker than going without. Check out this guide to whey protein side effects and see if you think it might be a good match. There are alternatives, too. I like to have some BCAAs during and after my workout!

Sleep Well

There’s a good chance that if you are working out hard, you will sleep even harder. However, if you’re still having issues – which often happens in the early days – then it’something you need to address. When you are asleep, your body can put all of its energy into repairing itself. You can test this out yourself by keeping a check on your sleep patterns with this sleep cycle alarm clock. I can guarantee that when your sleep pattern is off kilter, you will feel a lot worse in the mornings.

Rest

When you get well into a fitness regime, it can be hard to tear yourself away. But, no matter how strong you are, your body needs to recuperate. It’s important to take rest days, and if you decide not to, make sure you are mixing things up. One day you can do cardio, the next you can look at upper body strength. Then you can focus on your core, and so on. Never, ever, target the same muscles on successive days. You should take at least one rest day per week! 

Hope this has helped you out – let me know if it makes a difference!