While social situations and get-togethers often involve food and drinks, your friendships might be adding pounds! You can’t out-run your diet. Here are 18 things to do with friends that will pack in the quality time and keep off the pounds!
1. Take a walk in the park.Source:Getty
A walk in the park is relaxing and allows you to appreciate nature. There is nothing like a walk and talk with a friend.
2. Learn a new skill.Source:Getty
Afraid of public speaking? Take a Toastmasters course. Want to learn to code? Take a course together! Elevating your skillsets together ensures everyone wins and is a great way to maximize your time together. It also ensures you will see each other on a consistent basis.
3. Get involved!Source:Getty
There are many people who can benefit from your boredom. Volunteer with a local organization. Hand out fliers for the candidate of your choice. Giving back makes everyone involved feel great!
4. Go for a bike rideSource:Getty
A leisurely bike ride is a great way to burn calories while telling your friend all the good things happening in your life!
5. Get creative!Source:Getty
Take a painting class together and sit in the back as you giggle over whose painting would make Picasso jealous. Low on cash? Head on over to Pinterest and pick a fun DIY project.
6. Video chat!Source:Getty
Does your bestie live far away? Schedule some video messaging time. Trust me – it’s fun and the closest thing you’ll get to in person.
7. Go for a drive!Source:Getty
Hop in the car with your friend and go…anywhere! A drive can be relaxing and a wonderful way to catch up with a friend. Put on your seat belts, hit the open road and talk with no interruptions!
8. Go shopping!Source:Getty
Friends that slay together, stay together! Go shopping with a friend whose style you admire. She can help you pick out great looks or be an extra voice to tell you to keep it or leave it.
9. Live music!Source:Getty
Instant dance party!! Get down to live music at an outdoor park or watch your favorite musician or group in concert. It’s a guaranteed good time!
10. Go to churchSource:Getty
Are both of you religious? Pray together! A friendship that supports each others’ faith is a true friendship indeed.
11. People watchSource:Getty
Sit and make-up stories about those that are passing by while you catch up on each others’ lives.
12. Plant seeds…literally!Source:Getty
Gardening with friends will help create something that is good for the environment and can also flourish…like your friendship!
Home project? Want to spruce up a room? Find a friend with a great eye and update your interior space while you catch up on life, love, and more.
14. Get a mani!Source:Getty
A mani with a friend is allows you both to sit and get pretty and pampered while catching up on each others’ lives.