The benefits of exercising outdoors are many. Weight control, a healthy heart, improved vitamin D levels and stress relief just to name a few. Exercise is great for the brain and will increase its function immediately. Going outdoors to exercise leaves you with a never-ending change of scenery. In addition, you can choose your own venue every time.
Here are some of the added benefits when you exercise outdoors:
Weight Management- Working out and exercising on a regular basis will burn calories, resulting in weight loss. Cut out the T.V and sitting in front of the computer and get moving.
Increased Energy- Exercising and energy levels are directly related. The more you exercise the more energy you will have.
Lower blood pressure- A healthy heart increases blood flow and reduces stress. If you have high blood pressure, cardiovascular exercise may help lower it. If you don’t have high blood pressure, exercise may help prevent it from rising as you age.
Everyone has reasons why they exercise. Some want to lose weight; others do it for blood pressure, or to prevent disease or to fit in to that new pair of jeans.
Benefits of Stretching Outdoors:
A nice mat or towel is all you need to get started. Stretching and movement can make a world of difference in the way we feel, move, age and recover. Stretching often is not only good for your body but it also makes you feel better. The body functions better when we stretch, so what are you waiting for?
As we get older our muscles begin to tighten. This is a natural part of the aging process. The bad thing about tightening is that it can inhibit range of motion and cause joint stiffness, making normal day to day activities more difficult.
Many of our Chiropractic patients have great results when combining stretching and outdoor exercise. A consistent stretching routine will have you feeling limber and younger. In addition, recovery will be much faster.
Some Great Outdoor Exercises
Hiking trails outdoors is a great way to exercise. Fresh air and time to think are always a good way to reduce stress.
– Beach Volleyball
Living in our Sunny state we are not far from the beach. Beach volleyball is a great sport to enjoy while getting fresh air and exercise.
Yoga is a great outdoor exercise activity that can leave you feeling great. In addition ou may make some new workout partners.
Swimming is one of the best ways to get a total body workout. Living in St Pete there is water not far from all of us. Swimming tones muscle, boosts metabolism and burns calories.
Get outdoors and experience the healing power of nature while you exercise.
Did you know that when you are outdoors it benefits the immune system? Our bodies react different in nature. Being outdoors while exercising boosts the immune system.
Being outdoors in a non controlled climate will burn more calories. Therefore, performing the same exercise outdoors is better for you than doing it inside.
Whether it’s a walk around the neighborhood, an outdoor bike ride, or a swim at the beach you can’t beat outdoor exercise. Try it and see for yourself. Need help starting a program? Call us for individualized planning: 727-522-1900