One of the reasons we love to exercise is because it is completely flexible – which, incidentally, is something we’re currently trying to achieve within our exercise routine! Whether you fancy just taking yourself out for a run, or whether you prefer to stay inside at the gym, we all have our own ways of working out and making the most of the endorphins that we get pumping around our body. Yet, have you ever wondered whether it is better to train indoors or outdoors? Well, carry on reading to find out the answers…
Indoors because you don’t have to rely on the weather
If you’re the kind of person that loves to go on a run, you’ll know that there is nothing worse than shoving on your running shoes and opening your door to a face full of wind and rain. The same can be said when you’re hit with a wall of humid heat. Weather can drastically affect where, when and how you workout – which means it’s much easier to workout inside. Working out in difficult conditions can also make you more susceptible to injury. After all, the last thing you want to do is go sliding down a muddy pathway!
Indoors because of motivation
Taking a trip to the gym and running on the treadmill or working out in the weight section will also give you more motivation. With others around you, you will find yourself wanting to push yourself even further to beat your targets and the other gym goers. If you want, you can also take the opportunity of working out inside as a chance to make a new workout buddy. Studies have found that working out with another person increases your motivation, and allows you to workout more often and for longer. What could be better than that?
Outdoors because you get fresh air
Although working out inside can be beneficial, working out outside also has its benefits. Working outside gives you the opportunity to partake in other sports that you wouldn’t be able to do inside a gym or inside your home. This also gives you the opportunity to get fresh air into your lungs. Not only will this boost your energy levels, but working out outside will also give you the opportunity to boost your body with a whole host of Vitamin D.
Outdoors because it will make you feel revitalized
Taking yourself out into the open and getting your blood pumping is one of the best ways to feel revitalized after a workout. Although you may find yourself getting exhausted during your workout, you will actually return home with a brand new spring in your step as you feel more awake and energized. Working out outside also gives you the chance to get out of the house, which takes you away from the stuffy and constrained rooms of your house. You’ll be able to run free like a gazelle, and take advantage of the wild outdoors!
So, which one is better? Well, it seems as though there is no real answer to that. There are benefits to working out both inside and outside, so it really comes down to personal preference. Yet, if you want our advice, if you can get outside in good weather – go for it!