We all know how many calories there are to gain at this weekend's varied Memorial Day celebrations. Between the barbecues, cookouts and cocktail parties, surely there is enough to eat and drink. But what about using the socializing to burn off excess calories?
Between the leisurely long weekend ahead of us and this week's release of the Great Gatsby film trailer, the universe is practically begging you to play some leisurely lawn games.
Think of the sociable activities, most often contained enough for a small backyard or garden, as the "slow and steady" side of fitness. Sure, you're not going to get your cross-train on with any activity that allows you to hold a gin drink in one hand. But a few hours out on the lawn certainly beats the same time spent parked on a couch. So grab a group of friends and pass an afternoon outside. Every little bit counts!