The 8 Benefits of Training Outdoors

How you feel after a day of work? Tired? And still wanted to go to the gym? Take the bottle of water and feel the benefits of training outdoors!

The 8 Benefits of Training Outdoors

Train outdoors, preferably in environments with plenty of natural light can in many cases enhance the own effects of the training, in addition to bring you a mental well-being!

Despite the greater disadvantage of being the bad weather and, possibly, some lack of material, learn here about the multiple benefits of training outdoors.

MAJOR 8 BENEFITS OF TRAINING OUTDOORS

1. INCREASES THE GENERAL WELL-BEING OF THE INDIVIDUAL

Studies indicate that training outdoors is associated with higher rates of happiness, vitality, energy, decreased stress, and higher levels of productivity.

2. HELPS TO PREVENT DEPRESSIONS

Apart from lowering blood pressure, blood glucose and other health problems, it is proven that training outdoors helps to relieve stress and to ally with the good results in the prevention of depressions.

3. ALLOWS THE STIMULATION OF THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE MUSCLE GROUPS

The walk in the sand, for example, allows you to stimulate the proprioceptividade. Something much more complicated to work without platforms of instability, that is, without the help of a professional. Outdoors is totally safe and effective!

4. THE VARIABILITY, INTENSITY, AND ADAPTABILITY

Run uphill, pushups inclined and other exercises more difficult recreation in the gym, that can have an impact very different when held outdoors! They can even be of an intensity higher, taking into account the irregularity of the terrain, the wind, the heat…

5. HIGHER LEVELS OF ENDORPHINS

Endorphins are hormones released post-exercise. Studies correlate positively to the outdoor training with the highest levels of endorphins.

6. INCREASED LEVELS OF VITAMIN D

The vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption, and bone regeneration, in addition to its function of stimulation of the immune system. Train outdoors and get your daily dose!

7. MORE ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION

Cerebral oxygenation promoted by a train in the open air, preferably in green places, leads to improvements in attention and concentration, especially in children.

8. PREVENTION OF THE DECLINE OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES

In the same way that improves the attention, and studies indicate that the cerebral oxygenation still has a major role in minimizing the effects of degenerative diseases.

6 SETS OF OUTDOOR WORKOUT

If you already start getting convinced, discover some of the groups of outdoor training that we have to recommend to you.

OUTDUROS – LISBON

André Sousa and João Magalhães want is that people get a move on, be strong, be able to face the physical obstacles of the day-to-day with ease, and that, above all, be healthy. To do this, use the exercises with your own body weight and movements of the pairs. The workouts always happen on a Sunday, and the place advertised on the page of Facebook, they last between an hour to an hour and a half and are free.

OUTDOOR TRAINING CAMP – ALMADA

Go train with the group Outdoor Training Camp is always a surprise, since only in the own day is that it revealed the kind of lesson that there is going to happen. It can be a workout refers to a specific modality, a class of weights, circuit, or even a class of mixed.

Pedro Cruz is one of the coaches ahead of this project, which includes four weekly workouts, which suit people with different ages and levels of physical preparation. The workouts take place on Tuesday and Friday at the end of the day, at about 19 hours; Saturday, around 18, and Sunday morning.

The planning of the workouts is always announced in the page of Facebook of the Outdoor group Training Camp on Sunday, where they always include the dates, hours and locations, and cost 2€ per workout.

OUTSIDERS-GYM- SÃO PEDRO DO ESTORIL/ CARCAVELOS

A project of André Gomes and Reuben Santos and that reminds us of the gym workout: use the materials that you see in gyms, as kettlebels, ball, medicinal, rubber bands and string, but not only, since these two young people have an alternative concept in relation to tools that you use and like to enjoy.

By this, they also use tires of various sizes, air chambers that fill with sand, barrels of beer, or even logs of wood. The workouts take place Monday-Friday, from 8am to 9am, in São Pedro do Estoril and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 19 hours, in Carcavelos. To participate, simply get in contact with the Outsiders Gym via Facebook.

Works for training packages monthly: four lessons cost 15€, eight lessons 20€ and free transit 30€. Separate the value per class is $ 5.

URBAN TRAINING CLUB – LISBON

A mixed-race and training functional that has a simple motto: you do not need to go to the gym to do exercise. For this you just have to take advantage of the various spaces in Lisbon, such as banks, trees and everything that can be of support during your workout.

The workout of 60 minutes is scheduled for all Tuesdays at 20 hours, in-store Yellow Adventure, next to the train station Roma-Areeiro, in Lisbon. Participation in the “Urban Train Club” is free of charge. To sign up, just join the event created every week on the page of Facebook of the Yellow Adventure.

ATTITUDE OUTDOOR – PORTO

“An outdoor workout with the seal of excellence”. It is in this way that the Attitude Outdoor displays and offers training whose main objective is to motivate each person and help her to overcome. The basis of all training is the military component, with a duration of 60 minutes during the week and 90 minutes at the end of the week. Take place in Porto, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

There are 3 modes frequency: 35€ – access to all locations and training days during 1 month: 20€ – access to one class per week, at any location, during 1 month; 5€ – classes of isolated, in any location. To participate, should contact the organization by e-mail: geral@atitudeoutdoor.pt.

RUN 4 FUN- VILA NOVA DE GAIA

Um grupo de corrida dividido em vários grupos por todo o país. A ideia é partilhar a paixão pelas corridas, mas também as dificuldades. Tudo para que cada atleta em potência seja cada vez melhor. O ponto de partida é a cada quinta-feira, na marina da Afurada, em Vila Nova de Gaia, às 19h. Para mais informações, deve contactar a organização por e-mail : run4fpt@gmail.com .