Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get Outside

Colder weather is on the way but that is OK!

There are many studies that are coming out to suggest getting a run, bike ride or a simple walk is better for you if done outside instead of on a treadmill or in a gym.

First off the change in your surroundings will enable you to burn a few extra calories and work out a couple extra muscles due to the wind and terrain changes as well as sudden situations that arise like dodging other runners or crossing a street.

When you do things outside people naturally get a boost in self esteem as they feel better in the "great outdoors" instead of in a sterile gym or basement.

It also helps your brain.........if you start walking in just 90 days blood flow to your brain will increase 15%....this will helping your mental dexterity.  It will also lower your BP and your heart rate.

Get outside and reap some of these rewards!

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