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The Benefits of Training Outside

Autumn maybe on its way but that doesn't mean exercise should move inside. The benefits of getting regular exercise are well known but working out outdoors gives you even more benefits. When I was injured this winter I not only missed training but I also missed being outside, being with nature and feeling the fresh air. I find its very good for the soul. Here is a list of the extra benefits you gain from exercising outside:

1. It’s good for your mind and your body.

A large study found that outdoor exercise was associated with increased energy and revitalization, as well as decreased confusion, anger, depression and tension, when compared with exercising indoors. Outdoor participants also reported enjoying their workouts more and said they were more likely to repeat them than participants who trained inside.

2. It may make you feel better about yourself

No need to feel self conscious outside, regular outdoor exercise is proven to boost your self esteem.

3. Soak up the sunshine benefits

When the sun hits the skin, it creates vitamin D3, important to bone health and metabolic function. Extra exposure to sunlight during the day can also help you sleep better at night, improve immune function and increase endorphin production— those feel-good hormones circulating throughout your body.

4. You can burn more calories when you exercise outside

Resistance from the wind when running or cycling outdoors means you often burn more calories than if you were indoors and hills/uneven ground make your body work harder as it has to respond to the unknown .

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