It's easy to keep active in Hong Kong this summer. Get out and about
Urghh… So we’re back to four-person gatherings – boo. But before you get too sad, we’re here with some positive vibes (without the patchouli and self-awareness lectures!) We’d like to suggest that after you’ve read this gem of a story we’ve put together for you, you may also want to head over and see how you can protect yourself from social media having a negative impact on you during these stressful times or perhaps you’d rather stream our fave TV shows to binge in 2020. Here are 5 ways to keep active in Hong Kong.
We really love this Hong Kong app that inspires you to keep active with all its freebies, and it’s not shit stuff either. Download the free app and scroll through the selection of discounts and deals at local and sustainability-forward businesses. There’s even a leaderboard so you can see where your friends (and others on the app) are at. Plus, the more people you get to sign up, the more virtual $$$ you will have to spend on cool things. #MoveMakeImpact
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2. Take the dogs for a walk
Don’t have any dogs? We know you know someone who does. Hong Kong is a veritable playground when it comes to our four-legged friends. Walking is a great exercise and one that is particularly good in summer when the sun is at its strongest. Amble through Sheung Wan, take a day trip to Cheung Chau, and end your day at one of our fave dog cafes in Hong Kong (as voted by real dogs!)
BTW, have you read our interviews with some of our fave doggos in Hong Kong like Meimei & Snowy, Wagyu & Walnut, and the Lucy the Pug tell-all (pre-Gus)?
One of the most popular leisure activities among locals and foreigners alike, hiking in Hong Kong is a fabulous way to stay active. Trek across hills in Lamma, explore Hakka villages, or go on a monkey hike in Shing Mun Reservoir. Just remember that if you’re going in the summer months, you will need way more water than you think. Like double whatever you were thinking. Seriously.
4. Rent a bike
Who doesn’t love a hoon on a two-wheeler every now and again? While biking isn’t that simple in HK (crazy traffic systems with few bike lanes reign supreme), you can actually rent bikes at a number of places across the city, including Tai Mei Tuk.
5. Videos and apps
You don’t even need to leave the house for this one! Simply switch on your computer and search for whatever tickles your fancy. We even have a variety of free workout videos on our Facebook page.