Reasons to Take Your Workout OUTDOORS

(Upper Frick Park (Beechwood Blvd. /Crombie )

Why not use your time wisely and get to be in the sunshine. Because your workout maybe one of the only times you get to get to be in the sunshine. Considering also the past six months we have been trapped in side. Let’s get out and workout. Many of us are in contact with unnatural surfaces such as concrete, and asphalt all day long. Use your daily workout time as a great excuse to get to local park venture out. Take your bike onto a dirt trail, road or path. Even walking with you significant other can be refreshing just being one with nature.

Benefits of Working out Outside Being outdoor’s is good for you. Taking the time to get outside has been linked to a wide variety of health benefits.
  • increases your energy levels and helps you to stay more alert
  • Promote more restful sleep
  • importance of a daily bit of natural sunlight, too, which can help fight depression
On average according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most American’s spend less than 30 minutes a day outdoors. Lack of activity and sun exposure leads to lack of restful sleep which effects depression and further more lack of activity is leading cause of obesity. New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) states that lack of activity reduces the bodies’ natural ability to promote restful sleep. Which lack of quality rest can lead to high incidence of depression and decrease in activity? Furthermore depression is a one of the principle causes of obesity.

Getting your Vitamins The best most natural way to create Vitamin D is when sunlight acts on the skin, is important for a whole host of bodily functions. It helps to regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood and is vital to the immune system. (Many doctors do recommend, however, that you apply sunblock after about 15 minutes of sun exposure.)

Working Out is never BORING By exercising outside gives your body fresh new challenges. When you run, jog or even walk outside, you will be asking your body and your brain to complete more complex motions than those that are performed on exercise equipment at the gym. You are challenging your self by the offering your body different terrain surfaces, which can provide a further mental and physical challenge and help to improve your reflexes.

Your Workout can be anything you make it You don’t have to run or even jog there are lots of out door activity classes the Creative Fitness Pittsburgh offers www.creativefitnesspgh.com or you can bike ride play an outdoor sport such as frisbee, catch,or even just kicking around a soccer ball with the kids. You can also ride a bike. Go for a walk with your significant other. The most important thing is that you truly love the exercise you choose so that you will stick with it. If you are just starting out in an exercise program, whether outdoors or indoors, make sure to talk with your doctor first and take proper health precautions. You’ll also want to drink plenty of water and pace yourself. It really won’t take long before you’ll be feeling the all of the mental and physical benefits.



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