According a recent article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds argues that the benefits of exercising outdoors far exceed those of working out in a gym:
“While the allure of the gym — climate-controlled, convenient and predictable — is obvious, especially in winter, emerging science suggests there are benefits to exercising outdoors that can’t be replicated on a treadmill, a recumbent bicycle or a track.”
Hmn, I wonder how working out outside might help with what Richard Louv has coined “nature deficit disorder”?
Read more here:
- Nature-deficit disorder (greenurbanjungle.wordpress.com)
- The Importance Of Outdoor Physical Fitness (outdoorgymsblog.wordpress.com)