My doctor says I need to exercise more. It’s nice and warm out — do you have any suggestions for outdoor exercise?
— Lazy in Lee’s Summit
One of the most effective exercises I do to keep me bikini ready involves a lot of running and disciplined motor skills: THE SLIP AND SLIDE! Sure it sounds fun, but this isn’t an exercise for beginners. One misstep and you could get terrible grass burn (a very serious injury that only the world’s best athletes are prone to).
Looking for something a little more adventurous? I recommend trying my Deep End Excursion. That’s where I tread water for as long as I can in the deep end of a pool until I start to go under. Not only is it exhausting, but it usually ends in a lifeguard giving me mouth-to-mouth. Double win!
If water sports aren’t really your thing, there are other options. One fitness trend that’s sweeping the nation is called parkour, where you try to overcome obstacles in a path with the most efficiency using natural movements. Or as I like to call it, avoiding my parents while sneaking to the fridge for a midnight tub of ice cream.
I’m really good at that one.
[ed. note: Do not, under any circumstances, try this at home, take this advice seriously, or start to drown in an attempt to get closer to a lifeguard (or for any other reason). You might die. We post the Ask Mike series because we enjoy making fun of him, not because he has good ideas.]