7 Reason Why You Should Exercise Outside

Working out in a gym has it’s advantages but heading outside for a run or taking your bicycle out for a spin has its own unique advantages which we think you should consider. An outdoor workout definitely provides better scenery, with no sweaty show-offs huffing and puffing around trying to compete with you or make you look bad.

In most cases, you’ll be left alone to be yourself, to pursue your fitness goals in peace and tranquility. Here are seven more reasons why you should consider working out outdoors:


You’ll be happier

Doesn’t the smell and feel of fresh air just light you up?Exercise in general makes you happy as it triggers the release of endorphins, which added to the peace and tranquility of the outdoors, will lead to an explosion of happiness. In fact, research has shown that people who work out outside experience less stress, compared to people who spend more time working out indoors.

You’ll burn more calories

When you exercise indoors, particularly in a gym, you tend to do the same things everyday. Your body will eventually get used to the routine and relax because it is not being challenged. But the outdoors offer a variety of options to work with: the terrains and hills you will exercise on will be challenging to your body and the hotter the weather, the harder your body will work to cool down causing your body to burn more calories.

You’ll think more clearly.

Working outdoors helps you clear your mind of the day’s stress and anxieties thereby freeing your mind for more positive thoughts. Just being out in the fresh air helps to clears the mind but it gets clearer when you are working out outdoors.

It saves you money.

Some people spend fortunes on fitness equipment for their homes and that’s okay but why put a dent on your bank account if you can get the same results or even better, if you exercise outside. And for free to boot!


You can literally get up and go out for a run or to play some sport whenever you want to, but you might have to wait in line for a machine at the gym to be free, which might not be the end of the world but is still a major inconvenince. The gym also has closing hours but the outdoors doesn’t and that’s as convenient as it gets.

You’ll go for longer.

Time flies when you exercise outdoors: There won’t be a second of boredom because you’ll be seeing a lot of new faces, changing your routine and enjoying the scenario so much so that you won’t be able to keep track of time or feel the quad burns and you probably will end up working out for longer than you would at the gym.

More Sanitary

As a result of the sheer number of people that work out and sweat at the average gym on a daily basis, gyms have a high concentration of bacteria and other germs. Of course you can take some common sense steps to avoid catching anything in the gym, such as washing your hands, wiping gym equipment before use, applying foot powder and all that, but why go through all that trouble when you can simply go outdoors.

Depending on your fitness goals, you might not need to step foot in a gym and you can use nature to your advantage, as much as you would like, for free!

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