This is the time of year that I REALLY love you. And completely understand why Toronto is the greatest city in the world!
This summer will mark my forth Bod Squad outdoor season! YIKES! Truthfully it's my favourite time of year to run Bod Squad! In my first summer of Bod Squad one of the things I noticed I loved so much about my job was that my office was a picnic bench ... that I would later have people jump all over! And getting that extra hour of outdoor time did a lot to make me feel like I was really getting the most of the best weather we have to offer.
Last year a great article was written by Dr. Greg Wells from the Globe and Mail about Why exercising outside is way better for your health. Exercising outside FAR outweighs the benefits of working out in a stuffy gym. And I know a lot of people who feel like they don't get the same BURN outside that they do inside but this just isn't true. A workout, is a workout! Outside often feels easier because there's a breeze and you have fun things to look at other than your shaking body in a mirror!
Exercising in nature has benefits that go above and beyond the benefits you gain by exercising indoors. Research has shown improvements in mental well-being, self-esteem and can even help with depression. These studies are really interesting because we often think of exercise as only being good for our bodies. It turns out that exercise can be just as good for our brains and our minds, and that getting outside and exercising in nature might amplify the benefits.
So there you have it! Straight from the Doctor's desk!
AND here's some more great news!! Bod Squad outdoors starts MONDAY!! WAhoo!! Grab your spot right here! Can't wait to de-stress and hit the grass jump lunging with you soon!