Introduction

Is your exercise plan in need of a kick-start? Are you searching for ways to reinvigorate your fitness routine?

It might be time to skip the gym and head outdoors. Exposure to the great outdoors makes you feel more alive and invigorated which is a great reason to get out and run, bike, or walk the neighborhood parks and paths.

These are the following reasons why you might get more from your workouts than training indoors.

1. Increased Activity Level

While exercising indoors is valuable, research shows that exercising outside requires more energy, forcing our bodies to get better workouts and burn added calories and fat. Outdoor elements such as increased temperature, wind and hills provide a natural resistance and make our bodies work harder and burn more calories.

2. Improved Mental Health

It is well-documented that light affects mood. So take advantage of the sunshine during the spring and summer months by getting outdoors as often as possible.

3. Vitamin D

Also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” Vitamin D offers significant immune-boosting benefits and added protection from osteoporosis, some forms of cancer and heart disease.

4. Variety

Outdoor exercise allows you to change your routine daily and the options—from walking, running, swimming, biking, playing soccer, jumping rope, or other outdoor sports—are almost endless.

So basically mixing up your routine with outdoor exercise can give you a massive motivational boost and get you back on track with your exercise goals.

We run outdoor boot camps locally in swindon so if you fancy giving one a try the first session is FREE.
Click onto our website for more information if you would like to know more.

Rich Jones