5 Reasons to Train Outside
Embrace the warm weather while it’s still here by taking your gym routine outside. Admit it— you prefer the fresh air, so go ahead and change the scenery. Your mind and body will thank you! If you need extra convincing, here are 5 reasons to take your training outside.
1. IT’S FREE
First and foremost, it’s 100% free to exercise outside. There’s no fine print or fees, just you and the great outdoors. The natural gym makes working out a no brainer on the bank.
2. IT FEELS EASIER
A study published in Extreme Physiology and Medicine showed that exercise feels easier when it’s done outdoors. When participants got to choose their walking speed in nature they walked faster than they would indoors and reported feeling less tired afterwards.
3. IT BOOSTS VITAMIN D
Exercising outside means access to a lot of Vitamin D, which elevates your serotonin levels. This helps to increase your energy and keep you calm and focused, which leads to better workout results!
4. IT’S FUN
It’s hard to get stuck in a fitness rut outside because you have a wide open playground to work with. Uncharted territory. Interval-friendly hills. A million ways to challenge your body. It’s time to get creative with the landscape and keep your workouts just as fresh as the air you breathe.
5. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
You’re not being surrounded by mirrors or other gym-goers when you take your fitness routine outside. It’s just you and nature. There’s no time for comparisons or self-judgment and all the time in the world for self-awareness and enjoyment. It’s time to cut distractions and increase your focus, to get the results you’re looking for and this is the place to do it.