The finer weather is finally here and with it come countless opportunities to move your workout routine into the great outdoors. Perhaps, the biggest reason people exercise indoors, is to avoid the elements. While you may not want to give up your gym or studio workouts entirely, you might want to consider squeezing some outdoor activity out in the fresh air, whenever you can.
Why exercise outdoors? Here are a few reasons:
- Save money on fuel and gym membership. Gym memberships can be pretty pricey. On top of that, the fuel to get to and from the gym can add up, especially if you don’t live close by. By exercising outdoors, you can save money and still reap all the benefits of working out and being healthy whilst avoiding the gym crowds.
- Mood enhancement. While exercising outdoors, you’ll breathe in fresh air. Increased oxygen consumption can help release the feel-good brain chemical known as serotonin. According to the Mental Health Foundation1 participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety.
- Change of scenery. Sometimes we can get bored of our routine at the gym, using the same equipment, staring at the same walls everyday… Exercising outdoors allows you to take in great views, fresh air, soak up the sun and at the same time it allows you to really think and be more creative with your workouts.
- Cleaner Air and fewer germs. Between the locker rooms and the equipment itself, the gym can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. According to a study from the EuropeanEnvironmental Agency2, the air in the gym is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air!
When exercising, we all need that extra bit of support at some point or another to protect ourselves from unexpected injuries and enhance our fitness.
For that little extra support, you could try the KenkoTherm® support wraps, which may help with flexibility and movement, retain warmth and help to relax the muscle tissues. The Dynamic Underlayer Kinetic Tape, KenkoTherm DUK™Tape can help comfort stressed muscles and may provide additional support exactly where you need it.
The most important thing to remember when exercising is to stay well hydrated. Enjoy delicious PiMag® water from your Nikken PiMag®Bottle during your workout routine to ensure you stay hydrated. Take advantage of our current offer which gives you and your family the opportunity to benefit from PiMag®water created by the PiMag®Waterfall.
Remember, your outdoor excursions can offer strength building and fat burning amongst plenty of other health benefits. So, take your workout routine outside and live an active wellness lifestyle!
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