Friday, January 11, 2013

Outdoor Training: Good for the Body, Good for the Spirit

Near Queen's Beach in Waikiki.
I love training outdoors. Giving up the gym and embracing workouts at the park was one of the best things I ever did for myself. USA Today reported in 2010 on research that found exercising outside may have a potent impact on our emotional well-being:

As little as five minutes of "green" exercise -- activity in the presence of nature -- benefited all types of people, according to the researchers, who analyzed data on 1,252 people from 10 prior British studies.

The benefits? Improved self esteem and mood. Read the story here.

I am so fortunate to live in Hawaii, where I can train outside nearly all year long. Makes the high cost of living here worth it.

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