Change it Up This Spring: Workout Outdoors!March 17, 2021
It seems that we have “broken the back” on Winter by getting a taste of Spring. After being locked down due to the pandemic, we all had to change our routines and our workout routine. And now, as many cities are opening up, what better reason to stretch those legs, get some fresh air, and switch up that fitness routine. So grab your trainer, coach, workout buddies and let’s get outside.
Why Working Out Outdoors is Beneficial?
Working out is typically associated with gym training. Prevailing wisdom suggests that the most effective and beneficial workouts happen in gyms, and anything else is suboptimal.
But is this the case? Well, not really. This is far from the truth. Working out in a gym or at home is beneficial and is infinitely better than not doing anything.
But working out outdoors is also fantastic and offers some unique benefits, especially during the Spring. Let’s see what they are.
1. You Get More Vitamin D
According to statistics, vitamin D deficiency is among the most common ones today, especially in developed countries. The problem is obvious:
We are not getting nearly as much sunshine as we should, and that impacts our health.
This is important to consider because vitamin D plays many & essential roles in the body. Most notably, it helps maintain bone health and prevents osteoporosis from developing later in life.
The good news is, regular outdoor workouts help us soak up more vitamin D, which is often enough to prevent any deficiencies from occurring.
2. It’s Cool And Refreshing
Let’s face it: Working out indoors can be fun, but outdoor activities are cool and refreshing. Thanks to the sunlight, fresh air, and fantastic scenery, outdoor workouts bring a deep sense of fulfillment and enjoyment to the training plan.
Think about it for a moment:
How great would it feel to grab a workout in the local park, among the green scenery and fresh air?
3. It Boosts Your Mood and Makes You More Productive
If you’ve ever gone for a run on a sunny spring morning, you know how it feels. Even if you feel a bit sleepy at first, the rush of endorphins floods your body, and you soon find yourself feeling on top of the world. Your mood improves, you become motivated, and you get to enjoy a feeling of euphoria for several hours after completing.
And the best part is, starting the day with something as positive is fantastic
for creating happy, fulfilling, and successful days.
4. It Melts Stress And Elevates Your Sense of Well-Being
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to melt stress and improve your sense of well-being. As humans, it’s in our DNA to move around and be active. Our modern life has made many things simple and convenient, but it’s also made us less active than ever.
The problem is, lack of movement is a huge predictor of health problems and conditions like depression.
Going for outdoor workouts is a fantastic way to boost your happiness, achieve great results, and melt the stress after a long day of work.
5. It’s Free!
Look: Having a membership and paying for all of the associated benefits is not a bad thing. You’re investing in yourself and are improving your health. But outdoor training is fantastic; because it is free. You can train as often as you’d like, and you don’t have to worry about spending a dime on commuting, paying for memberships, having a coach, or anything else.
So, if you’re looking to change up your workout routine this Spring, outdoor workouts are beneficial and a great way to do just that by yourself, with a small group, or with your trainer and coach.