Outdoor activities in glass house
We have a remain-at-home order, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay at home. The weather is warming up, and there are numerous health benefits to exercising outside. Even while you’re outside, keep at least six feet away from people to develop social distance.
Here are some of the health benefits:
- You will be happy. Exercising outside is beneficial to more than just your physical wellbeing. It also benefits your mental wellness. Spending time in outdoors and exposing yourself to natural light can boost your mood and lessen stress and melancholy. Physical activity provides similar advantages and frequently soothes and cheers individuals up.
- Your confidence will grow. Outdoor exercise engages all five senses in ways that indoor exercises do not. Furthermore, being outside in nature has a good effect on the brain, helping you feel better about yourself.
- Vitamin D levels rise. Because it is produced in the skin when exposed to sunlight, vitamin D is sometimes known as the “sunshine vitamin.” According to research, vitamin D may protect against anything from osteoporosis to cancer to depression to heart attacks to stroke. Keep in mind that too much sun might cause skin damage. During the summer, you simply need approximately 10-15 minutes of sun several days a week. If you intend to be outside for a lengthy period of time, apply sunscreen.
- You will exercise for a longer period of time and burn more calories. According to research, those who walk or run outside burn 10% more calories than those who work out on a treadmill at the same speed. When exercising outside, the distractions of your surroundings steal your attention away from the task at hand. As a result, you’re much more likely to end up exercising for longer than you would if you were exercising indoors. Another advantage is that children are twice as active when they play outside.