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the out·doors

Definition. The outdoors, a place outside, away from buildings. Can be particularly in reference to a large park or wilderness area, especially when expressed as healthy or favorable.

Some of the advantages of using being active outdoors, particuarly in green spaces, include:123

  • Mental well-being. Exercising outdoors offers a refreshing change of scenery. The natural environment reduces stress, boosts mood, and enhances mental well-being. Exposure to sunlight also aids in the production of essential vitamins.
  • Vitamin D. Sunlight exposure during outdoor activities allows your skin to produce vitamin D. Adequate vitamin D levels are crucial for bone health, immune function, and overall vitality.
  • Variety. Nature provides an ever-changing backdrop. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, or practicing yoga in the park, outdoor exercise encourages exploration and variety. This novelty keeps your workouts engaging and motivates you to stay active.
  • Increased energy. Studies show that outdoor exercise leads to increased energy levels and a sense of rejuvenation. Breathing fresh air and connecting with nature invigorate both body and mind.
  • Social interaction. Parks, trails, and outdoor fitness classes offer opportunities for social interaction. Connecting with others during group activities fosters a sense of community and accountability.
  • Better physical health. Exercising in green spaces is linked to decreases in incidence of diabetes, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and associated with a higher incidence of good health or high well-being.

The Great Outdoors

All things outdoors.


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Best Snacks

Snacks and the great outdoors go together like peanut butter and jelly.