Health in a Minute: Take Your Work Outdoors

While it may be tempting to stay in the gym in colder months, heading outdoors can be great for your workout routine. It’s easy to watch the minutes tick by when you’re on a treadmill; a change of scenery can help time go by more quickly. Plus, if you’ve been using the same exercise equipment for a while, your body knows what to expect. You may actually burn more calories outside when you factor in a varied landscape, wind, and changing temperatures. On top of being great for you physically, heading outside can be great for your mind. According to a report in Environmental Science and Technology, 71% of people feel less stressed after a 30 minute walk outside.