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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- James, Temple Newsam and Kippax

I have been taking part in UK Outdoor Fitness bootcamps for almost 10 years now.
What has kept me going back all this time is the enthusiasm of the instructors, the banter with other members and the flexibility within the sessions to push myself as hard as I want to or be a little less energetic depending on what sort of mood I’m in.

They are definitely not military style bootcamps and offer something for people of all abilities. I also find that doing exercise outdoors in the fresh air in local parks is much more fun that sweating away in a gym.

I would certainly recommend UK Outdoor Fitness to anyone looking to get fit and
have fun at the same time!

Thank you for the past 10 years, and I’m looking forward to the next 10!

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- Dave Sills

I joined as part of a 6 week campaign not only to get fitter but change my perception on food and exercise.  I attended both outdoor and online sessions during the 6 weeks and have noticed vast improvement.  I look forward to the classes, not only for a good workout but for the social aspect as the trainers and rest of the participants are all really friendly and welcoming.  Although no exact weight measurements, my 5km running time has improved by over 4 minutes, and I’ve lost 2 inches from my stomach.