10 Outdoor Summer Activities10 Outdoor Summer Activities You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Here at Center for Discovery Hamptons, we love being active. However, being active can take on a life of its own and turn into an obsession. In fact, according to the NIH, approximately 44% of individuals with an eating disorder also suffer from exercise addiction.

Our goal at Center for Discovery is to show our clients a variety of ways to be active, which are still enjoyable and provide great health benefits.

What better way to be active in the Hamptons, then with 10 outdoor Summer activities!

1. Mindful Walking in the park 
Take time to be in the moment and appreciate all that nature has to offer at Sears Bellows County Park in Hampton Bays. With hiking trails, a freshwater pond and camp sites,
you’ll have plenty to explore during your mindful walk in the park.

2. Stand up paddle boarding
What better way to enjoy the calm waters of the Sound than stand up paddle boarding. Get your heart pumping by chasing the Hamptons sunset!

3. Jump rope 
See how many times you can jump the rope without stopping. Compete with friends to see who can get the most jumps!

4. Slip and Slide 
Don’t have a pool? All you need is a tarp, water and soap! (A hill would be fun too.) Set up the tarp on your lawn with a hose running and enjoy some
fun sliding in the sun.

5. Pool volleyball 
Who needs a net and sand? Grab some friends, get in the water, and see how many vollies you can hit without dropping the ball!

6. Bike Riding 
Pedal away on your favorite bike.

7. Taking a stroll in the lavender fields
Enjoy the farm grown lavender from May to October, collect some samples and make your own sachets.

8. Take a trip to the Petting Zoo
Remember Old MacDonald? You can play with all his friends at the LI Game Farm

9. Reading a book on the beach
Love reading but want to enjoy the summer weather? Take a trip to the beach and tackle your summer reading list with the ocean breeze as your backdrop.

10. Ziplining
Looking for more of an adventure? Try zip lining and get lost in the trails at LI Adventure Park.

It’s Never Too Early to Get Professional Help

Eating disorders are extremely complex disorders and understanding the warning signs and red flags associated with eating disorders can be extremely important in getting help for your loved one. Getting professional help for an eating disorder as early as possible helps contribute to better treatment outcomes. For more information about our eating disorder treatment programs, or if your family is in crisis, please call us today at 866.366.1452, we can help. Remember don’t forget to get out there and try doing these 10 outdoor summer activities before the summer ends.