One of the biggest ironies of modern life is that we go to a gym to run on a treadmill. While it is true that gyms cater to a wide range of training regimes and provide equipment for almost any type of exercise, we just go out of habit.
Outdoor Workouts Comes With Perks for the Body and Mind
Outdoor workouts can be a structured exercise program that takes natural terrain’s advantage to form you in shape, or it can be as simple as a brisk walk around the block.
When it’s a nice day, take the opportunity to exercise outside and enjoy the following benefits of exercising outdoors.
No membership fees
The outdoors belongs to all of us. You don’t need any special equipment – the outside is available wherever you are, right outside your door.
A review by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry found that participants in outdoor training said they were more willing to repeat the exercise than those who did indoor. So exercising outdoors could help keep you motivated and help you stick to your fitness plan, all for free!
Going out in the sun can instantly cheer up and it’s not that surprising when you learn that your body releases pleasant endorphins when exposed to the sun. Sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D, which is essential, among other things, for bone health.
You may be deficient if you have a dark complexion, due to your pigment acting as a natural sunscreen, you feel “under the weather” due to a lack of these beautiful endorphins and you experience painful bones or intestinal problems. If you think any of these may be affecting you, then get out there and enjoy the sun! It is also important to be responsible for your sun exposure. Apply suitable sunscreen to protect your skin.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air even in big cities and metropolitan areas.
Challenge Your Body
Outside exercising will challenge your body in new ways by experiencing new terrain and weather conditions. This forces your body and mind to stay alert, rather than walking miles and miles without thinking on a treadmill.