Figge’s Summer Trends: Outdoor Fun

With a new season comes new trends! Here are some fun gadgets and ideas to get you and your family off the couch and in the yard for some outdoor fun!

With a new season comes new trends! Here are some fun gadgets and ideas to get you and your family off the couch and in the yard for some outdoor fun!

Self-Tying Water Balloons. Growing up, water balloons were the epitome of water-warfare fun summer. While I am slightly jealous that this device was not around when I was a kid, I am still just as excited to use it as an adult. The worst part about playing with water balloons is the 30 minutes it takes to fill up all of them. Devices like Balloon Bonanza and Bunch O Balloons can fill up to 100 balloons at one time and they are self-tying! These packs can be purchased both online or at your local Walmart and Target.

 

Glow in the Dark Bubbles. Again, where was this idea when I was a kid?! Kids tend to stay cooped up indoors too much during the summer. What better way to get them outside than with bubbles? This DIY project is simple and can involve the entire family. Be sure to check your glow in the dark paint for any harsh chemicals and any additional safety concerns. The recipe for the bubbles can be found here.

Fitness Gadgets. Items like FitBits, pedometers, the iWatch and Nike Fuelband have been all the rage this year. They can help track your movement, sleep patterns and calories. These tools can be quite beneficial since they theory is, “the more attention you pay to healthy behaviors, the more likely you are to improve on them.” They are great for people who benefit from constant accountability of healthy choices; however, they are not the sole reason for someone losing weight or moving more. That motivation still comes from within!

Check back next week to get the scoop on this summer’s healthy food and diet trends!

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