The benefits of exercising outside
Sports outside. With this weather perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sports or exercise, but it has many advantages. Maybe we can persuade you to trade in your room or gym for the fresh air after reading the benefits. In any case, we are!
Vitamin D from the sun
Sounds obvious, but it’s a nice perk! We do not always get enough vitamin D through our food. And the UV light makes your body make vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for your bones and your immune system.
The air in a park or forest is healthier than indoors
When you exercise in a park or forest, not only do you benefit, but your lungs too! The plants and trees ensure that the air is a lot healthier and cleaner. So you work double on your health when you take a trip to nature.
When it’s cold outside you burn more!
At this time of year there is a good chance that it is not very pleasant outside, or rather cold. Of course, this seems like a good reason not to go. But nothing is less true! When the ambient temperature is cold, your body has to work harder to keep it warm. This will burn you more, and that is of course a nice side effect.
Free and unlimited
You can of course go outside at any time of the day for some extra exercise. This makes it super flexible, and ensures that it always matches your (busy) schedule. Plus, of course, it’s also completely free. So don’t be fooled and go outside!
And? Will your next workout take place outdoors? In any case, there are plenty of reasons why it is definitely worth a try! Let us know what you thought!