We should engage in physical activities outdoors not only during the warm months, but also in late fall and even in the winter. Keeping active all year round will help you beat the winter blues and will make you feel better, giving you a lot of satisfaction. In terms of health, physical activity influences your body in a number of ways: it speeds up metabolism, improves blood circulation, strengthens endurance and boosts your immune system. It also improves appetite, positively influences thermoregulatory mechanisms and helps maintain high levels of vitamin D. All you need is a little bit of motivation. Are you ready?
Choose what you like
The most important thing is to choose physical activities in accordance with your individual preferences. It’s entirely up to you whether you decide to take long walks, go camping outside the city, go climbing or running in a nearby park. Think about what gives you the most pleasure, and if you’re hesitant – try different activities, sooner or later something will surely appeal to you.
Change the environment
If you have the opportunity – go outside the city even for just one day. The change of the environment will be a great motivation to stay active, and fresh, unpolluted air will help you regenerate. Physical exercise in the fresh air speeds up your breath and accelerates your heart rate, resulting in faster blood circulation, which means that more oxygen reaches your cells. It is also worth remembering that outdoor activities help eliminate vitamin D deficiencies.
Be prepared. Appropriate equipment is necessary. Adapt your outfit to weather conditions and always remember to bring an extra top layer – in case unexpected rain occurs.
Don’t forget to equip yourself with appropriate helmets and protectors if the activity you chose requires it. Additional gear might also come in handy, especially if you don’t know what to expect and you’re planning to enjoy your stay in the bosom of nature for longer.
Anything else? Remember to have fun!