Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming. It’s time to start training outdoors!
There are many physical and mental health benefits to exercising outside. A recent study (Gladwell, et al) examined these benefits and offered recommendations.
Benefits of Exercising Outdoors
- Increased activity levels
- Lowered perceived exertion (We workout harder without feeling like we are!)
- Stress reduction
- Restores mental fatigue
- Increases mood
- Increases self-esteem
- Increases perceived health
The authors concluded it benefits our health and environment to preserve green space. They recommend:
- Ensure urban parks are maintained
- Provide more open play areas for a wide range of sports and increased opportunities for exercise
We all know we can get outdoor cardio exercise by walking, running, hiking, biking, and playing outdoor sports. Think outside the box and enjoy outdoor exercise in your own backyard!
Agility ladders are portable and weather resistant. They can be used for speed and agility training, HIIT workouts, and anything else you can imagine! Our new Smart Modular Agility Ladder can be used indoors or outdoors. The ladder has a patented snapping system to connect multiple ladders in a variety of widths and patterns. Or, snap the ladders together for extra length!
Smart Hurdles help athletes of all levels improve agility and range of motion. They can be used for lateral and over/under drills. The hurdles come in five sizes and have a unique 3-point base to help athletes avoid stepping on it!
Move agility ladders and hurdles outside to kick up your workout and mental health!