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10 Best Outdoor Activities To Improve Health

While you are on a holiday, you might come across several recreational activities that are new to you. Few of them come with a set of skills that is not easy to acquire overnight. Here is a compilation of the popular outdoor activities for you to indulge in.

What fun would it be to catch a giant Marlin or small fish for your dinner. This popular activity takes place at sea and you must have access to a boat (either rented or your own), and fishing gear for the great adventure that lies ahead.

Bird Watching
There are nearly 10000 avian species and there are only a small number of bird enthusiasts who have watched one-third of the total number. This popular pastime has gained popularity over the years with an increase in the number of bird watching clubs. Whether you plan to write your memories in a journal or study birds for educational purpose, this one is a safe way to enjoy nature.

Go Skiing
If you are in the Alps, and you have not tried your hand at skiing, you are missing out on one of the adventurous activities in life. Alpine skiing started off in Australia, and today you have ski resorts equipped with ski lifts to take you up the mountain.

This popular American sport has garnered the right amount of attention and is now a part of the Olympic Games. New participants must be aware of the rules of snowboarding and practice safely to avoid running the risk of an accidental fall.

This multi-day hike involves camping, hiking and treading unknown paths or those inaccessible by other modes of transport. In addition to the health benefits of walking, you get a good chance to explore new places.

This action sport is a recreational activity which involves riding and performing stunts on a skateboard. All participants must exercise caution while skateboarding and wear the appropriate safety gear to protect their body from injuries and falls.

Discover the marvels of underwater life that is abound with fishes and plants. You have to use a diving mask, a snorkel and wear swim fins to travel under water. Most tropical resorts offer snorkeling as an activity by itself and you can observe life under water and other attractions in a given period of time.

This surface water sport involves the use of a water board that is mostly rectangular in shape. Is the water serene with no presence of waves? No problem. Wave boarding will provide you with the much needed exercise and fun as a boat drags you along on water.

Fly Fishing
This outdoor activity requires technical skills for casting. Take along a book, some delicious food and spend your time catching fish. You can use the catch for dinner.

This is a romantic outdoor activity that can set your imagination soaring and provides you with a good chance to enjoy a relaxing cruise. Admire the vastness of the sea that lies ahead, sun bath and enjoy a cup of beer while on the go.

Top Fantasy Books For Book Lovers

Reading is a wonderful recreational hobby that will benefit you in more ways than one It offers you the chance to escape into a whole new world that is very different from reality. There are plenty of fantasy book series that are popular among avid book lovers. However, some book series tend to stand out due to the excellent writing by the author and their ability to sustain he reader’s interest for a long time. Here are a few favorite fantasy books that are loved by fantasy book fans all over the world:

The Dresden Files
This book about a superhero who has the ability to create fire is written by Jum Butcher. The protagonist of the book, Harry Dresden is a private eye who also has the power of wizardry. There are about twenty books in this series and can be read as standalone books as well. However, you will find yourself looking for other books in the series once you have had a go at it.

The Lightbringer
This famous book is written by Brent Weeks. It is about a teenager who is bullied by his peers but still, manages to hold onto his good sense of humor. He comes across many challenges and manages to overcome each one with his level-headed thinking and logical approach.

The First Law
This book is written by Joe Abercrombie. It consists of plenty of brutal and graphic passages and is intended for a more mature reader. It is about a sadistic torturer who takes pleasure in torturing his helpless victims.

A Song of Ice and Fire
This book series has risen in popularity due to the recent TV adaptation by HBO. The book series is written by George R Martin and is not complete yet. The author manages to get you completely involved with the storyline which involves several warring families over the iron throne. Once you had a taste of this book series, you will be hooked for life.

Dark Elf Trilogy
This book series is written by R A Salvatore and is very popular amongst fantasy book lovers. It is about the adventures of an elf called Drizzt along with his magical pet panther. Their different adventures are bound to keep any reader enthralled between its pages.

The Dark Tower Series
Stephen King is a famous name in the book world for his large body of work. This book series is a mix of horror, fantasy, old American Western and science fiction. This is often hailed as a classic by many fantasy book lovers.

The Earthsea Series
This series is written by Ursula K Leguin. It consists of 6 books, where Ged becomes the apprentice of a powerful mage and defend the universe from evil powers. Teenagers will enjoy this particular series, considering the age and the adventures of the protagonist in the books.

The Inheritance Trilogy
This book by N K Jemisin is about Yeine Darr who becomes the leader of warriors after the untimely death of her mother. Her conflict with her cousins and her enemies makes for an interesting read.