Physical Exercise in the Natural Environment

Are you clear about how exercising outdoors benefits you?

FutbolLab explains it to you.

Sometimes we opt to go to a gym to train, but even so, there is something about training outdoors that catches our attention. From FutblLab we bring you some of the benefits that training outdoors brings.

Often, after finishing a training routine, we feel fatigued. This is reinforced by the monotony of the landscape and the pollution load inside a gym. Studies conducted by The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimate that pollution in a gym can double the amount of pollution existing in an outdoor place. By training outdoors in a natural space and away from the traffic and congestion of the city, you can breathe cleaner air with less pollution.

By exercising outdoors, this problem will be reduced, since green areas will provide your nervous system with various pleasant stimuli that serve as distractions and reduce awareness of physiological sensations or negative emotions.

Getting into a new, closed, crowded environment swinging irons and using equipment you've never seen before and doing exercises that are new to you and don't know how to do may not be the best way to start a program of exercise if what is sought is motivation and continue with it over time, in addition to generating stress by making us associate the exercise with a negative feeling, with all that this entails. On the other hand, a natural environment is a new environment and full of variety, it will make the training seem more fun and on an unconscious level it will make you want to do that exercise again.

An essential recipe to be healthy is rbreathe fresh air, this is a fact, if we combine it with physical exercise it works wonders to reduce stress. It should be noted that stress-related endocrine markers such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol, fall and higher levels of dopamine, serotonin and endorphins are generated after being in contact with nature.

Moreover, we benefit from the effect biophilia. You do not know what it is? Very simple, look 👀. The biophilia it is our sense of connection with nature and with other forms of life, this is innate in us and is the evolutionary product of natural selection that acts on intelligent species whose survival depends on the close connection with the environment and the practical appreciation of plants and animals. In other words, as Darwin said - “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor is it the most intelligent that survives. adaptable to change".

Research has shown that exercising outdoors in cold weather increases energy expenditure compared to the same exercise indoors at more moderate temperatures. On the other hand, the resistance to the air, the irregular terrain that exists in the open air, increase the effort we make during aerobic workouts how to run.

In Spain it is estimated that a high percentage of the population has vitamin D deficiencies and this situation has been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including type 1 and 2 diabetes and different forms of cancer. The vitamin D that we synthesize from sun exposure in our outdoor workouts has great benefits on the health of bones, muscles and metabolism, as well as in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In spring and summer, it would only be necessary to expose a few 10 minutes a day in the sun to meet the minimum requirements for vitamin D.

And to think that all this is within reach of our hands! Good and feet 🏃‍♂️

We must be clear about how to organize and direct this type of activity correctly. There are many different degrees, at FutbolLab we have prepared one of the most complete degrees for you to take your physical exercise and outings to nature in the safest way possible.

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