Depending on where you live, there’s bound to be a a good place to hike within an hour or two drive. You may live near a mountain, bush or even beach area, all of which can be used for hiking. Load your backpack up with food and drink and head out for your tramping destination. After hiking for a while treat yourself to a nice picnic and enjoy the spoils. The natural exercise and activity should help relieve stress.

Water Activities

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area with a beach or lake, spending a day out swimming and jogging on the beach can be a tremendous stress relief. If you, or someone you know, own a boat, water skiing, wakeboarding, and knee boarding are all wildly fun activities you can do on the water. Spending a day on a boat cruising is a great way to relax and enjoy the company of friend’s and get healthy exercise while relieving stress. Paddle boarding and kayaking are also great ways to get exercise and explore the outdoors. There are a vast number of options for water activities depending on your desire and capabilities.


This one is easy and requires almost nothing. Throw on a pair of tennis shoes and your best exercise gear and hit the streets. You can jog anywhere and it is great exercise and stress relief. If you don’t exercise regularly you can start with short jogs around the neighborhood and eventually you may be able to run in a marathon someday.


If you have a weekend to spare and a location to work with, camping is a great way to get out and enjoy beautiful weather. At most camping locations there are convenient walking trails and depending on where you live places to swim. Camping can incorporate all the previous activities for some and produce great stress relief and exercise.

If you need a healthy way to break stress, outdoor activities are a tremendous option. These serve a twofold purpose – both getting you out to enjoy the wilderness and relieving your stress via exercise. There are many other outdoor activities which can be done and this is list is only a tipping point. Get out and enjoy the weather and get rid of that stress.