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Exercise for health
Part of a healthy lifestyle is exercise look here for research, tips and motivation
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The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

While the allure of the gym — climate-controlled, convenient and predictable — is obvious, especially in winter, emerging science suggests there are benefits to exercising outdoors that can’t be replicated on a treadmill, a recumbent bicycle or a track.

But the take-away seems to be that moving their routines outside could help reluctant or inconsistent exercisers. “If outdoor activity encourages more activity, then it is a good thing,” After all, “despite the fitness industry boom,”  “we are not seeing changes in national physical activity levels, so gyms are not the answer.”

Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:30 AM
Studies suggest that exercising outdoors may offer advantages to working out at a gym because:

Outdoor exercise tends to be more strenuous than indoor exercise.


People tend to enjoy outdoor exercise more.


People tend to exercise harder when exercising outdoors.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:08 PM

Recently finished a 6 week Qigong workshop outside - rain or shine - with a master from China!

Read More:   http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/the-benefits-of-exercising-outdoors/?ref=health

nancercize's comment, March 21, 2013 10:31 PM
And there are many studies supporting a connection between outdoors, nature, and reduced stress, improved concentration, and mood. More advantages!
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Wearing fitness on your sleeve

Wearing fitness on your sleeve | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

You wear them on your wrist, around your torso, attached to your shoe or on your arm.


'Wearable' tracker devices are the hottest products on the exercise market. It may be the motivation you need to keep moving and it's objectivity won't fudge the numbers. It provides an honest assessment of your workout and/or how much physical activity you have accumulated during the day.

Via Larisa Ens, Kirk Fontaine
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