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It finally feels like summer has arrived. With the temperature rising, sun shining and longer evenings, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce some outdoor training into your routine and reap the body and mind benefits of adapting your training to the seasons.
Change of Scenery
The gym can become a repetitive atmosphere. Feeling like you have hit a wall with the same routine (if not constructed properly) can hinder fitness goals by effectively stopping people from going to the gym. Taking some of your training outdoors can refresh your routine and keep your mindset focused as you challenge yourself to something new.
Studies have shown that endorphins are produced just 5 minutes after outdoor exercise and therefore holds the ability to improve a person’s mood.
Sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D, which is essential for our body’s to absorb calcium. According to the National Osteoporosis Society recommendations, we should try to get at least 10 minutes of sun exposure to bare skin once or twice a day.
A weight-free (unless you have some at home) HIIT workout in an outdoor space, whether this be in your garden, the park, or any other public space is free. You don’t need to pay a monthly subscription to workout from a public space.
Join a Group
Have a look at some Facebook groups and see if there are local outdoor workouts. Working out in a group is great for implementing a positive support system and is also great for socialising with people with similar fitness interests.
Try Something New
With the weather getting better, it’s a great time to try something new and maybe create a new fitness goal. Now is the time to try other forms of fitness such as running, hiking, cycling, outdoor swimming.