7 Reasons You Should Exercise Outside This Winter
The colder it gets, the easier it is to make an excuse for not exercising. It’s too cold, and we’re nice and warm inside by the fire, why would we put ourselves through the pain of ice and snow? Of course there’s always the gym, a smart alternative. But, before we go signing up for a membership just yet, let’s take a closer look at the positives for getting outside.
As it turns out, finding the motivation to fight the bad weather benefits you in a number of ways. Most of which can’t be found in the gym, and that have all been nicely compiled for you over on Huffington Post. The list includes the fact we’ll get more vitamin D:
You’ll get a dose of vitamin D.
Sure, it may be cold, but that doesn’t mean the extra sun exposure won’t supply you with the same critical nutrients it does throughout the warmer parts of the year. The relative benefit also feels more substantial in the wintertime since the amount of natural light is already so restricted. Just remember to wear your sunscreen (yes, even when it’s freezing) after your skin is exposed for 10 to 15 minutes.
We all know how important a little sun can be, and it’s in short supply over winter. So check out the other 6 reasons to get some outdoor exercise this season, and take the opportunity while it’s there to take advantage of the cold.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.