The benefit of exercising outdoors is that it’s a real mood booster. The beautiful scenery, lush green grass, and beautiful blue skies are a perfect canvas to motivate your workout. The natural environment and beautiful colors will help boost your immune system.
Apply sunscreen and step outside. Exercising outdoors releases feel-good hormones, increases serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins which make us happy people. Exercising outdoors exposes us to the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D. When exposed to sunlight, your skin makes Vitamin D from cholesterol. The sun’s rays affect cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for this synthesis to occur. Vitamin D has many roles in the body and is essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones.
Always stretch after a workout. Release your shoulders by rolling them forward and backward. Stretch your hamstring by placing one leg straight up on a park bench. Lean over slightly to feel the stretch in your leg. Switch legs after a 30-second hold.
Stay active outdoors and get at least 30 minutes of movement a day to better your life in the best way!