YOU WILL BURN MORE CALORIES
It’s easy to get in a fitness rut when your body knows exactly what to expect from the treadmill, cross trainer, and stationary bike. The varied terrain of a park encourages your body to challenge itself to move in varied, more complex ways. Also the varied weather conditions and the different temperatures (the hotter the weather, the harder your body has to work to cool down) will challenge the body as well.
YOU WILL BE A HAPPIER PERSON
Breathing fresh air opposed to the recycled kind in a gym can create a feeling of euphoria, which comes from the body’s release of feel-good endorphins. Exercising outside also creates greater feelings of revitalization, energy, and positive thinking than does working out indoors, according to a report published in Environmental Science and Technology.
YOU GET YOUR DOSE OF VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for our overall health. We get most of our vitamin D from sunlight on our skin. The vitamin is made by our body under the skin in reaction to sunlight. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system. Vitamin D also plays major roles in the life cycle of human cells.
YOU BREATHE IN FRESH AIR
Exercises performed outdoors in fresh air offer increased aerobic benefits. More air in helps improve our breathing technique. Better technique increases stamina. More oxygen to the muscles reduces that lactic acid build-up in the muscles which leads to cramping.
YOU BOOST YOUR SEROTONIN
In numerous studies exercising outside has been shown to increase both serotonin production and release. Serotonin plays an important part in the regulation of learning, moods and sleep. A boost in your serotonin will help you feel calm, alert and capable.
We run 3 bootcamps a week currently for all levels of fitness so feel free to come along and try it out for yourself!
Happy Healthy New Year