EXERCISE - DOES IT MATTER WHERE WE DO IT?
A lot of people tend to avoid exercise completely. They may say they don't like going to the gym, completing home workout videos, or that they are just plain bored of their exercise routine.
Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. However, not everyone enjoys the same type of exercise - we have to find what works for us individually! If you're bored of your current exercise routine, we encourage you to try switching things up a bit.
Here are four benefits of exercising OUTDOORS:
#1: VITAMIN D
With most of us being Vitamin D deficient, it's important to try and get more of this essential vitamin in on a daily basis. We do encourage supplementation, however being outside and soaking up some sun is important as well! (Just don't forget some sunscreen!)
#2: RELIEVE ANXIETY
Exercising in general is great for releasing endorphins, therefore improving your mood. Additionally, being outside in nature has been shown to be a mood-boosting activity that can just makes you feel better inside! Combine them both, and you should start seeing some benefits there!
#3: IT'S FREE!
No gym membership is required! Most places outside are absolutely free. Additionally, if you wanted some privacy for weight lifting, yoga or stretching, why not try it in your backyard? You'll still get the same benefits of exercising outdoors, but in the privacy of your own home.
#4: CHANGE OF SCENERY
We often hear from people that they get bored of their exercise routine. If you don't change things up every once in a while, the same old routine can absolutely get boring!
The outdoors are limitless. You can go on a hike, take a walk or jog around your neighborhood, visit a park or a beach, just to name a few. Changing the scenery will keep things interesting!
Exercise is important, no matter where you're doing it. But remember - you can't exercise away an unhealthy diet. If you're ready to embrace a new lifestyle with coaching, accountability and endless support - contact us today!
If you're a wellness member with us, you know we're having a group hike session on Saturday, March 24th at 8am! Exercising with friends / loved ones also helps to further motivate ourselves as well as make exercising more fun. We can't wait to see you all!