Outdoor or Indoor Workouts?

Which do you prefer, an outdoor workout or an indoor workout? Is one better than the other? There are benefits to both it just depends on your goals and what it is you are trying to achieve. Let’s find out the benefits of both and maybe you can determine which is better for you when it comes to an indoor setting or and outdoor setting.

The “great outdoors”, “Mother Nature”, “God’s creation”,  whatever you call outside just by the names I listed it almost give you a peaceful thought just to read them. One of the benefits to being out side is the sense of peace you get from the beautiful scenery that you are surrounded by.

There is a lot of research out there that supports working out outside will boost your mental health, reduces stress, tension, depression, and anger. Another is the extra boost of Vitamin D you get from being outside, even when it is over cast, which can help boost our mood. Some research shows that just 20 minutes outside can give you as much energy as a cup of coffee. To be able to workout out doors you are virtually limitless as to where you can workout. All you have to do is keep a pair of shoes in your car and nothing besides maybe yourself will stop you from getting your workout in. This may also mean you could be more likely to workout and stick to a routine if you can park somewhere and go. Last but not least it cost nothing to be in the splendor that surronds us. If these sound like good things to you then get your shoes on, take a nice deep breath and get you workout in taking in the scenery and Vitamin D.

However there are still benefits to being indoors and working out inside. The first one that comes to mind is the vast amount of equipment that is right there under your finger tips. Another is the comradery, it is great to have fitness minded people all around you. You may even find yourself a workout partner while you are there  if you are a really outgoing person. Third you never have to worry about the weather you can always get up and head to he gym. You can always count on someone to spot you and if you asked someone to push you. You are also in a more stable and controlled environment.

As you can both have their pro and cons. Now all you have to do is decide which one best suits you. Outdoors or indoors “That is the question”

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