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Get Ready For Summer With Some Outdoor Exercise!

Our friends, Gina & Funtaine at Well-Fit Life have some great fitness tips for starting a happier and healthier summer!

Get Ready For Summer With Some Outdoor Exercise!

It's getting warm outside so we like to enjoy the great outdoors and get some fun exercise in while doing it. After being stuck inside surrounded by four walls, it’s good to get out and the open and live a little. There are a number of exercises and benefits when it comes to exercising outside, but we are going to share 3 of each to help you get started.

Exercising Outside Benefits:

Be Happy

Yes it has been scientifically proven that doing outside exercises will make you a happier person. There are tons of reasons behind this but to keep it simple, its human nature to be outside.

Get Your Dose of Vitamin D

You typically should get at least 5 to 10 minutes of exposure to sunlight 3 times a week to allow your body to produce the appropriate amount of Vitamin D. There are a ton of health benefits that comes along with Vitamin D. A couple includes helping with hunger and cravings. Receptors in your brain need Vitamin D help with keeping you out of the kitchen too often in addition to increasing serotonin which elevates your mood (adds to being happy J).

Get Better Sleep

After a good dose of fresh air a person always seems to have a great nights rest. According to an article in Health magazine by the U.S. News & World Report, this is because it helps your body regulate the release of meatonin. This is a chemical produced by the brain that controls your body’s internal clock. This in turn help you become more relaxed and energized during day.

3 Types of Fun Outdoor Exercise:

Go For a Walk

We know this is an obvious one, but it’s often the most obvious things that get neglected. Make it a family activity and go for a walk through the neighborhood or to the park. This is something that anyone can do no matter where you are in your fitness journey.

Sprints

If you want to take it to another level you can add in a few sprints to your outdoor adventure. There are a number of benefits to doing sprints in the right sequence. One being it adds in the component of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT helps you burn more fat and for a more extended period of time. Here is a simple sprint workout you can do. Go at your own pace and work your way up to the number and distance you can handle.

Workout - 10 Sprints

Measure out a distance (or go to a football field) of 50 to 60 yards to start

Give yourself 60 seconds rest in between each set (ideally get this down to 30 seconds)

Body Weight Circuit

Do the following workout circuit to your fitness level. You can start low and work your way up as needed.

Workout 1 (5 Rounds)

5 Pushups

10 Sit ups

15 Squats

Workout 2 (5 Rounds)

10 Burpees

20 Bench jumps

30 Pushups

40 Squats

50 Lunges

 

There you have a few options to get you started. If you need any additional tips or help you can always visit our website and connect with us. We are always sharing information on how to become fitter and healthier YOU!

~Well-FitLife Team

www.well-fitlife.com

 

Gina Hunter

Co-Founder of Well-Fit Life 

Star Diamond Team Beachbody Coach 

www.well-fitlife.com

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