When is the last time that you did an outdoor workout? While exercise in general is beneficial to the body, more and more research is showing that you can reap even more benefits by moving your workout outdoors. Personally, I only step in a “gym” maybe 2-3 times a year, and mostly it’s because we are on vacation. I am not a gym person, and while I do like to challenge myself with a different workout style every once in a while, the gym with all of it’s equipment and treadmills with TVs just isn’t for me.
Don’t get me wrong…if catching up on your favorite TV show while cranking away at the elliptical is the one thing that gets you moving, by all means, go for it. Indoor exercise beats sitting on the couch any day. However, I would challenge you to get outside for a sweat session. Here are five reasons to get outside.