When the warm weather finally arrives it gives exercise enthusiasts more than enough reason to move their running, walking, biking, and hiking workouts outdoors. During the summer months it may be a little hot, but in the fall and spring, or cool summer mornings we can get a gratifying, outdoor sweat on and reap the rewards of being in the great outdoors.
Here are seven convincing reasons to take your workout outside…
Get an Outdoor Energy Boost
You probably refill your coffee cup, a second or even a third time, when you’re feeling sluggish. However, research from the University of Rochester, claims that simply getting out into nature will improve energy levels.
Since we already know that physical activity naturally boosts energy stores—the study adds that just 20-minutes of fresh air doubles the energy-enhancing effects of exercise alone, and proves as effective as that second cup of coffee.