Benefits of Exercise in the Great Outdoors | Fitbie

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7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside

Whether you’re going for a run or hitting the park for a boot camp class, here’s why some of the best workouts happen in the great outdoors

You'll Be Happier

Playing outside is like organic Prozac. "Breathing fresh air opposed to the recycled kind can create a feeling of euphoria, which comes from the body's release of feel-good endorphins," Gotlin says. "It's not that your muscles respond better to it, but rather your mind does, which in turn makes you want to work harder." Exercising outside also creates greater feelings of revitalization, energy, and positive thinking than does working out indoors, according to a report published in Environmental Science and Technology. What's more, after an 30-minute walk in the park, 71 percent of people feel less stressed, while 72 percent of people who take their walks indoors actually feel more stressed.

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