Running blissfully across a beautiful meadow with knee-high grass and the sunshine pouring down, with butterflies for company and fresh air for each breath!
How we wish our morning work out could be this delightful. But most of us wake up to soar limbs, tired bodies and another working day ahead and amidst it all is our ambitious workout plan to get rid of the flab, hence, pretty often we ditch it all — ‘its too sunny’, ‘its lonely and unsafe’ or even ‘I don’t look good running outdoors’. We all have had our set of excuses ready for outdoor workouts and soon the smart people got indoor machines to leave us with no choice. But as they say, men win over machines and indoor workouts too found excuses like ¬— ‘too many distractions’, ‘no scenery or nature’ and the list goes on.
So, what really wins? Does the nature around work to lose more or tying oneself to a machine at home with no escape gives a better weight loss result? The answer is both, only that one needs to workout, where is irrelevant. Here’s a set of few pros and cons of both indoor and outdoor workout, choose your pick, because all that matters to your extra pounds is a calorie burning session, it doesn’t care about the place!
Hiking, biking or the more convenient walking in your neighborhood is possibly the most tried and tested workout plans. Pick an area out in the open, play your iPod on low volume and enjoy a safe outdoor workout session. Theses workouts work great if you have a partner along. However, these take time to plan or coordinate nut if that’s not much of a factor and you have buddies to back on, these are high on consistency.
Its fun being out with buddies, especially in the whole fitness gear!
Bad weather serves an easy excuse to stay home
Indoor Workouts :
Possibly the convenient workouts possible, indoor sessions are best for people staying at place with undesirable weather to exercise in. The other plus for indoor workouts being the diversity it offers. Gyms and studios offer variants like yoga, pilates and kickboxing. And your favorite place to workout can always be your home. Whether you have an at-home gym or just push DVDs, blast music and exercise in your own room, you also have the comfort of wearing grubby workout clothes and get it all rolling for you.
More chances of being regular and can become a family activity
Phones, kids, random talks etc can all be distracting
While, research says visual stimulation offered by outdoor workout helps you work harder, indoor gives the comfort of safety from allergies, sketchy characters or even growling dogs. Hence, there is always an option to choose either or both when it comes to exercises. You can pick simulation or stimulation but it is essential that you choose between indoor or outdoor workouts, instead of neither.
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