Enjoying Outdoor Workouts

by BrendaLyttle on December 15, 2011

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You may enjoy the feeling of working indoors because it is convenient, hassle-free, and less risky. However, there is more to exercise than just running on a treadmill and tiring yourself until everything gives. Imagine what you will be missing when you feel that morning breeze on your face, breathing in that crisp and fresh air from the plants and trees. You can do many things without relying on the gym equipment. Moreover, you get additional benefits such as Vitamin D for the skin coming from the sun’s rays. Here are some moves you can do to enjoy that outdoor workout.
Climbing the Stairs
One thing that can beat stair climbing in the house, with even more calories to burn, is taking it outside. Aside from being more motivated because of the environment, you will never tire out doing the same thing. You can start by jogging from your front door to a park or a stadium for about 5 to 8 minutes. As you see the stairs, ready your legs by stretching the calf muscles. This can be done by doing a push up position against the wall, while your feet are flat on the ground and your legs straight. After stretching, run up the stairs and walk as you go down.
Running in the Sand
Imagine the cool breeze of the sea, splashing saltwater from the waves, and the soft sand on the seashore. Yes, this is the perfect environment for running in the sand, barefooted. Now that is even more thrilling! The reason being is that your body will adjust itself to making a proper foot landing on the sand, more like calibrating your car wheels for it to run normally on the road. Before you do this, get your feet ready by walking for about 5 to 8 minutes. After walking, exercise your ankle by drawing some alphabets or figures on the sand.
Skating in an Open Field
It may be difficult to learn for some, but mastering standing would promote balance and better posture, which strengthens the spine. It will provide you a rush of nice breeze on the face, and it will improve your total body coordination. Gaining speed on your skates tones your hips and shapes your legs. As you do this, make sure you learn how to stop from skating. Otherwise, you might resort to bumping onto something just to stop the momentum; which is quite awkward. Oh, and don’t forget your safety gear.

Brenda Lyttle is a health expert who began writing for publications in her community in 2005 and now commands an authority in writing on healthy living, fitness, Wrinkle cream and anti-aging related topics. She also is a strong believer of the goodness of GenF20 Plus, a popular HGH supplement, but insists that exercising can never be replaced by any supplement whatsoever.

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