Exercise is very important. It is a must for everyone. It improves ones physical shape, body’s immune system, and ones over-all mood. But some people find exercise boring, and that there is no time to fit it in their schedule. Outdoor gyms, which are innovative, ingenious and revolutionary, brought exercising to a whole new level. An outdoor environment has an innate natural healing power, which is attained if one is in contact with it. It is a refreshing change from the claustrophobic, cramped up ambiance of an indoor gym.
Here are four reasons why exercising outdoors is a better idea.
1. ACCESSIBILITY. Since outdoor gyms are installed in schools, special needs playgrounds, urban regeneration, parish green spaces, trim trails, pensioner’s playground, schools and recreation, and even prison yard, ACCESSIBILITY is easy. In terms of time, on a nice day, one can exercise at his most convenient time alone or with friends. Tight work schedules are no longer an excuse to miss an exercise since outdoor gyms are open 24/7. In terms of finances, most outdoor gyms are free. Others may charge a small fee for maintenance. Exercise is a necessity for a healthy mind and body. It should not be expensive.
2. FRESH AIR and NATURE. Some indoor gyms decorations try to emulate nature by putting ornamental plants, playing ocean sound, or showing forest in a big screen. But of course, nothing beats natural fresh air and real nature around. It is refreshing to exercise in an open space breathing fresh air from the trees and grasses. It wipes out the boredom that easily creeps in you while exercising indoor.
3. BEING WITH A COMMUNITY. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. Exercise should be fun. Something that one enjoy doing and not forced into doing. If one exercises together with a community of fellow enthusiasts, then who needs a walk-man/cd players/i-pods to accompany you through your routine.
4. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. Outdoor gyms are low in maintenance. So on a larger scope, exercising outdoor means less energy consumption and less to zero pollution. Thus, energy-conserving and eco-friendly.
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