Extra Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Outdoor versus Indoor workouts? Experts say calorie-wise, outdoors takes first. Moving over different terrain is tougher, the wind burns more calories, and more Vitamin D means more endorphins.

Nearly a dozen studies agree outdoors beat indoors by nearly every test: increased energy and revitalization, while decreasing depression, tension, and anger. Also if you start exercising outside, you’re more likely to stick with your regimen than your indoor counterparts.

Exercising outdoors doesn’t come with monthly dues. Also, you never know who might show up to cheer you on.

Outdoor workouts can also be “family time”. Instead of yet another circuit training class, go chase your child through a park. You’ll probably burn as many or more calories.

KSAT.com