It might seem like the more convenient idea to train within the confines of your local gym, but you might be short-changing yourself if that’s your only experience when you work out.
It turns out that you actually gain more than a few distinct benefits from taking your workouts outdoors. Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few ways that exercising outside can benefit you.
Getting outdoors, getting some fresh air, and perhaps getting back in touch with nature is a great way to improve your mood immediately. Exposure to sunlight also enhances Vitamin D production.
You don’t have to pay any monthly fees to run on the beach or take a nature hike. You could theoretically cancel your gym membership and get into the best shape of your life with a pull-up bar, a few kettlebells, and a good outdoor training regiment. You’ll pay the upfront cost for purchasing minimalist equipment, but you’ll start saving the cost of a monthly gym membership immediately.
If you have a gym membership you likely show up at times when you believe that the least amount of people there. If you’re limited to going to the gym right after work (around 5 or 6 pm) you’ll likely see the worst crowds of the day at the gym. You won’t have those kinds of problems if you go for a run in the hills or in your neighborhood. In some cases, you’ll experience perfect solitude as you train.
Training outside can cause a little more wear and tear as your muscles and joints get used to new ground. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can provide drug-free pain relief and enhance athletic performance.