Iran Fax » Fitness and Health http://iranfax.org iranfax.org Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:48:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors http://iranfax.org/the-benefits-of-exercising-outdoors/ http://iranfax.org/the-benefits-of-exercising-outdoors/#comments Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:19:00 +0000 admin http://iranfax.org/?p=26 Outdoor ExerciseA lot of us are going to the gym to take fitness classes, or buying fitness equipment such as treadmill, elliptical machines, indoor cycling and the likes, that sometimes reduced our motivation to workout. One way to get that motivation is to start working outdoors. Many people are now engaging in outdoor runs, garden yoga, or relays as a change of scenery and activity options. It is quite exciting to try something new, and keeps you motivated.Now, working outdoors not only would get you fit and healthy but there are a lot of benefits that you get from it. You get to meet people who enjoy the same activities. This promotes social connection and improves exercise adherence. Being outdoors also helps reset circadian rhythms and balances hormones. Fresh air and other outdoor elements are proven to have positive effects on both our physical and mental being.

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One benefit of working out outdoors is you can bring your pets with you. You can take them while walking or running and at the same time it improves your relationship with your pets. You and your pet also get to socialize with other pet owners who are also into exercising outdoors.

Now, whether you are working out in a parking lot, or a local park, you can design your own obstacle course by using cones, balls, hurdles, benches and anything that you can find to use.

Outdoor Exercise

Additional activities that may also work outside are teaching Pilates or Yoga at a local park or beach, using local community basketball courts, tennis courts, or soccer fields for working out or organizing sports-related activity, and running stairs at a local arena.

 

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