1. Improved Mood and Reduced Depression. Outdoor exercise provides a mental health boost beyond that of indoor gyms. Moving outdoors has been shown to reduce anger and depression and improve mood (Barton and Pretty, 2010).
2. Enhanced Self-esteem. Research shows that as little as five minutes of outdoor exercise can improve self-esteem (Barton and Pretty, 2010)
3. Low Cost. People often cite cost as one of the biggest factors prohibiting regular exercise. The outdoor environment provides a low-cost solution for exercise enthusiasts and trainers alike.
4. Ease of Access. Local hills, tracks and neighborhood streets provide ideal walking, running and cycling settings.
5. Connecting With Mother Nature. One of the greatest benefits of outdoor exercise lies in its inherent opportunity to connect with Mother Nature and the people and places in your community
Enjoy the exercise, Shane