How Green Exercise Can Help You Lose More Weight

A guaranteed way to lose more weight is by incorporating green exercise into your daily routine. Green exercise is another name for exercising outdoors in nature. The scientific analysis of why green exercise is beneficial is based on the idea that exercising outside creates a calm, peaceful environment which lets your mind focus and allows your body to breathe.

Why Go Outdoors?

It is agreed that daily exercise is important, but what could be so special about performing an exercise routine outdoors rather than indoors at a gym or at home? One reason that might change your mind about exercising indoors is that scientists have proved that the air indoors is two times more polluted than the air outdoors. A second reason to consider is that nature brings about a certain peaceful atmosphere that makes exercising a pleasant and desired experience. Indoor exercise can be beneficial as well, but motivation is almost always a problem since we can almost always find something else we would rather do.
You may find that a simple walk outside would give you the time to think and relax that you never had before while losing weight. Back to the subject of air, scientists have also proven that you can actually gain a healthy dose of vitamin D through sunlight, which recent studies have proven was deficient in people who are overweight.

Losing More Weight

Motivation is the key to any exercise routine. You have to have motivation to get up off of the couch, hop up onto the exercise bike, and start that routine. When you are indoors, it’s very easy to get distracted, unfocused and unmotivated to do much of anything. Green exercise is a much better motivator, because nature provides a safe haven away from the crowded, cloudy mess back at home and lets your mind wander and flow much more freely.
Along with the previously stated research about vitamin D, simply being motivated and having a reason to want to exercise would guarantee more working out, which in turn makes you lose more weight. Sunlight and heat also helps you lose water weight, so you can expect any exercise done outdoors to give you better results than exercising indoors.

Getting Started

Green exercise can be accomplished anywhere, and more than likely there is a perfect spot near you to begin. Depending on your health, you may want to start out slow and work your way up to something more challenging. Starting out with a walk around the park or even on the sidewalk is a step in the right direction. If you have an indoor routine that you’re already used to, try taking it outside. There are several ways to start. All you have to do is take a step outside.
 
We all lose touch with nature every now and then, whether the cause is working indoors, becoming caught up in technology, or living in an urban area. Green exercise not only provides an excellent form of weight loss, but gives us the opportunity to appreciate the world we live in better.
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