The Most Innovative Ways to Fuel Your Play (As a Grown-Up)
We’re opting out of feeling the burn—the burnout, that is. It’s time to set serious boundaries with long commutes and endless work-from-home days, to say an emphatic no to the joyless hustle and instead add something important to our must-do list: play. Let’s go have some fun, LIV Fam—because we deserve it. Here’s what we mean when we say “recess.”
Roller skates are having a renaissance—join the movement and head out to the park to boost your serotonin. Their retro vibe easily taps us back into our favorite memories of childhood. Make sure to pair your beginner skates with some padding and a helmet, and then get ready to roll.
Say How High
Yes, we know trampolines are an amazing workout, but they’re also really, really fun. Find a trampoline park near you to schedule some air time, or get a mini version to try at home. (We recommend the type with a handlebar so you can hold on while you get used to jumping.) You’ll relieve stress, have some laughs, and work up a serious sweat.
Experiment with Flavor
If you’re someone who loves to cook and wants to try something new without the pressure of finding time to shop, consider meal kits. Most of these food delivery services will send you pre-portioned ingredients so you don’t waste what you don’t need, and you can choose from a menu to try the dish that most excites you. We love to experiment with the global options on Gobble and the vegan options from Purple Carrot. Here’s a pro tip for busy people: Order an extra portion so you have some leftovers for lunch. Prefer to do it all yourself? Get inspired to level up with tips from Queen Martha herself.
Get In Your Groove
If the rise of TikTok has you wanting to level up your dance moves, you’re in luck: Steezy makes it super easy to learn trending dance moves at your own pace. There are more than 1,500 online classes for every level, from beginner to pro, that you can take from the comfort of your own home. Don’t want to dance by yourself? Start a Steezy party and video chat with up to 10 friends while you take a class. Who needs the club?
Hit the Trails
Hiking is the ultimate escape, even if you’re staying within walking range of your home. There’s always something new to notice, the landscape changes daily, and it’s all-ages appropriate. Explore areas close to home or far away with All Trails, an app that rates hikes on their difficulty, crowd size, and distance. You can check out tips from other users, as well as up-to-date local weather. The next time someone tells you to take a hike, listen.
The easiest way to get and stay in chill mode? A popsicle made from your favorite Hydration Multiplier flavors. They’re just sweet enough to feel like a treat and they’re the smart way to beat the heat: Thanks to CTT®, these popsicles enhance the rapid absorption of water and other ingredients into the bloodstream to help you stay hydrated. Pop a few in the freezer and get an instant reset when you need it.