Does the Cold Stop You from Exercising Outside?

These are some of the reasons you should at least stretch outside, even if the cold weather intimidates you.

If you are one of the people who prefer summer, you may find it difficult to exercise outside.

However, exercising outdoors is beneficial at all times of the year.

Here are some of the reasons why you should implement an exercise routine that occasionally takes you out of the house:

  • You will receive sunlight: Sunlight begins to become scarce at this time of year, and consequently, we receive and can synthesize less vitamin D, which is important for absorbing calcium.
  • Fresh air: At this time of year, we spend more time indoors, and we receive less fresh air. Exercising outside allows you to oxygenate your brain, as well as the rest of your body, which can help regulate your sleeping pattern, and will provide you with more energy than you can generate by breathing enclosed air.
  • Better mood: Studies have shown that exercising outside can lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. If you are looking for a natural supplement to relieve anxiety or help balance the nervous system, you can try St. John’s Wort.

It can be challenging at first, but exercising outdoors is a great option during times of social distancing, as you’ll have much more room to move without breaking social distancing than in any closed gym.

Remember to always carry your mask with you and put it on every time you go to approach other people.

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