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Primal Play - Five Benefits of Outdoor & Green Exercise

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Key benefits of outdoor exercise. Including mental, physical and psychological health benefits of green exercise and comparing indoor vs outdoor exercise.

This includes 5 key benefits of physical activity in nature.

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Primal Play - Five Benefits of Outdoor & Green Exercise

  1. 1. www.primalplay.comDarryl Edwards THE FIVE AMAZING BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR EXERCISE
  2. 2. When most people think of exercise, they typically think of hitting the gym. While that may seem like the only practical option, there is overwhelming evidence that exercising outdoors, is better for you - both physically and mentally. www.primalplay.com
  3. 3. VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE IS ONE OF THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF HIPPOCRATIC MEDICINE AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND VIEWED AS AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR IN MAINTAINING AND RESTORING ONE'S HEALTH THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE, FROM THE LATIN www.primalplay.com
  4. 4. “NATURE IS THE PHYSICIAN OF DISEASE” -Hippocrates www.primalplay.com
  5. 5. MOVEMENT OUTDOORS IS INTRINSICALLY TIED TO OUR HUMANITY. FOR OVER 99% OF HUMAN HISTORY, WE LIVED OFF THE LAND AND SOUGHT NATURE FOR SURVIVAL, HEALTH, BUT ALSO FOR PLEASURE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TOO www.primalplay.com
  6. 6. HERE ARE THE FIVEMOST PROFOUND BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR EXERCISE www.primalplay.com
  7. 7. IMPROVED IMMUNITY ⇒ Learn more about Exercise and the Gut Microbiome www.primalplay.com
  8. 8. 1. YOU’LL BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM • Research shows that the percentage of green space in one's environment has a positive association with health • Being in nature is a great way to give your immune system a boost • Green exercise is used to describe the effects of exercise outdoors over and above the physical activity act itself • Research tells us the impact that fresh air, grass, and the natural environment have on mental health and physical well-beingwww.primalplay.com
  9. 9. REDUCED DISEASE ⇒ Learn more about Physical Inactivity and Chronic Lifestyle Disease www.primalplay.com
  10. 10. 2. YOU’LL GET A BURST OF VITAMIN D • Going for some exercise in the sun is an excellent way to get some Vitamin D • People who spend lots of time outdoors appear to be healthy • Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common, especially in young children, the elderly, and people who live in the northern hemisphere • Deficiency can lead to brittle bones, osteoporosis, and the bone disorder rickets www.primalplay.com
  11. 11. IMPROVED METABOLISM ⇒ What impact does exercise have on Insulin Sensitivity? www.primalplay.com
  12. 12. 3. YOU’LL BURN MORE CALORIES • Performing the same exercise outdoors is better for you than doing the same activity indoors • Working out in a climate-controlled environment does not supply the same stress to your body as working out in an environment that has hot (or cold) temperatures • Research from the University of Exeter has found that road runners burn more calories when running at the same speed than treadmill runnerswww.primalplay.com
  13. 13. FEEL BETTER ⇒ Find out why Play Makes You Feel Better www.primalplay.com
  14. 14. 4. YOU’LL RELEASE MORE FEEL-GOOD HORMONES • There’s a scientific reason why people feel so energised and full of enthusiasm after exercising outdoors • Your body is releasing feel-good hormones like dopamine • Those who exercised outdoors on a regular basis had higher levels of serotonin, a hormone that regulates mood, than those who workout mainly indoors www.primalplay.com
  15. 15. HAVE MORE FUN ⇒ Find out How To Have Fun With Fitness www.primalplay.com
  16. 16. 5. YOU’LL WORK OUT LONGER AND HARDER • Working out indoors can lead to boredom • When you decide to exercise outdoors, you are seeing new people, new scenery and generally enjoying your time more • Means you are “nudged” to work out longer • During self-paced walking outdoors, individuals walk faster and work harder • You feel more energetic and enthusiastic, so you work out longer and harder, with a decrease in levels of tension or anger www.primalplay.com
  17. 17. Click here for the research Click for FREE e-book The Importance of Play www.primalplay.com
  18. 18. Darryl Edwards primalplay.com twitter.com/fitnessexplorer facebook.com/fitnessexplorer instagram.com/fitnessexplorer Let’s Connect!

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