Benefits Of Training Outdoors

Many of us spend far too much time inside. Being out in the fresh is so important.

 Exercising outdoors offers many benefits, including:

  1. Increased exposure to natural sunlight, which helps regulate the body's internal clock and can improve mood and sleep.
  2. Fresh air and natural surroundings can help reduce stress and boost mental health.
  3. Outdoor activities like bootcamp, hiking, running or biking can provide a more varied and challenging workout than indoor exercise equipment.
  4. Exercising outdoors can boost vitamin D levels, which is essential for healthy bones, teeth, and immune function.
  5. Outdoor exercise can be more enjoyable and engaging than working out indoors, which can increase motivation and adherence to a fitness routine.

These are just a few things that you can benefit from! 

Focusing on no.2 mental health - Why does this help so much

Outdoor exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, improving mood, and increasing self-esteem. Regular exercise can also help to reduce stress and improve cognitive function. The exact mechanisms behind these benefits are not fully understood, but may involve the release of endorphins, changes in brain chemistry, and improvements in sleep quality. It is recommended and suggested that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week for overall health benefits, including mental health. 

Remember when was the last time you regretted that work out? Only the one you didn't do! 

 

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- Claire Brimblecombe

I have been a member of bootcamp for 4 years regularly attending classes each week. These classes have made a difference to both my physical and mental health. I have seen a difference to my fitness levels and have dropped a dress size. I have entered 10k and mud races with UK Outdoor Fitness something I would never have dreamt of before. The best thing for me however, about bootcamp is the people and the encouragement you receive. I have met people who have become good friends and have looked out for each other during this difficult lockdown period. I am impressed with how adaptable  UK Outdoor Fitness have been during Covid. I am grateful for the online classes but look forward to returning to coffee corner soon.

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- Adrian, York

I can’t recommend UK Outdoor Fitness enough! It’s been a big part of my life over the past few years, both for fitness (…. you should see my glutes now) and the social side. For me, being outside is really important and it’s been a great opportunity to break up the monotony of the gym! I’ve also met some lovely folk with Paul and the team providing a supportive and social environment that allows you to push yourself and get the best out of your time and training. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending joining! Enjoy!!