7 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors
Reach your arms up to the sky…root your feet into the earth…take a deep breathe in…
We hear these cues in the studio yoga but it would help if we were surrounded by sky, earth and fresh air! There are great benefits to stepping off the mat and taking your yoga practice outdoors.
Green exercise or activity in the presence of nature…
- Improves self-esteem and mood by increasing serotonin
- Revitalizes us and makes us feel more alive
- Improves focus
- Lowers risk of obesity
- Increases exercise frequency
- Is the best way to get a daily dose of Vitamin D
- Increases oxygen uptake for improved metabolism
Hiking Yoga adds in the cardio of hiking to create the best recipe for a healthy happy YOU!
The beauty of nature, like being next to a campfire, immediately inspires you to emerge from your safe zone and tap into more creative energies, which can put personal troubles into perspective. Increase in immune function, and a good ol’ dose of vitamin D is always beneficial!
Heading out with a group also promotes joyful social interaction and human connection, making it easy to return and to establish a routine. Humans where built to go out side, soak in some Vitamin D, have a laugh and sweat– every day if possible!
Hiking Yoga is extraordinary because we bring our customers local studio practice into a whole new environment. We embody a spirit of exploration, making our workout routine an easy and fun addition to anyone’s schedule. Customers come to us seeking a wide variety of benefits to enhance their lifestyle.
Some want to increase their vitality and weight loss with our high-energy interval workout. Others want to begin a fitness routine that is multi-faceted and train for an upcoming event. Interval workout training has been performed for years by athletics and work-out enthusiasts alike. Check out this New York Times article on interval workout training, new-found benefits, and weight-loss tips.