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Do you ever feel like the gym or your house can be a little stuffy at times? Sometimes it’s just nice to go outside and breathe in the fresh air! Working out outside is sometimes overlooked, but it should be incorporated into your workout routine when possible! You’ll be able to soak up some vitamin D while reducing stress and improving mental health. Here are a few different activities you can do outdoors.

 

  1. Body weight exercises: Body weight exercises are perfect for any setting because it only requires yourself. Using your body weight can provide resistance and build strength. Here are a few bodyweight exercises to perform.

     

    Lunges: To perform a lunge, first step forward with one foot while your knee is over your ankle. Then lower yourself until your thigh is parallel to the ground and your back knee is hovering over the floor. Lastly, push up and repeat.

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    Burpees: To perform a burpee, start in a standing position. Then lower yourself to the ground placing your hands on the ground and your legs back into a push-up position. You will then do a push-up, step your feet back in and go back into the neutral position. While going through these motions you will add a jump.

    Having trouble visualizing this movement? Watch this video.

     

    Bicycle crunches: To perform a bicycle crunch, first lie on your back. Then place your heads behind your head and lift your legs with a bent. You’ll then want to bring your right elbow to your left knee and switch sides. You’ll repeat these movements going back and forth.

    Having trouble visualizing this movement? Watch this video.

 

  1. Yoga: Yoga is used as a physical and mental exercise. It includes a series of meditation techniques, postures, and breathing exercises. Yoga is meant to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and relaxation. Dallas has several great parks to practice any type of yoga.

     

    Hatha yoga: Hatha yoga is a gentle form that typically focuses on basic breathing techniques and postures.

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    Restorative yoga: Restorative yoga is a gentle form that focuses on relaxation and stress relief. It involves holding poses for an extended period.

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    Stair running: Dallas has great outdoor staircases open to the public. Running up and down a flight of stairs is a great way to switch things up for a cardio and lower body workout.

 

There are many other activities you can do outside as well. Swimming, circuit training, hiking, cycling, or even a nice jog are all great ways to get fit mentally and physically in nature. Dallas has many beautiful areas to perform any of these movements, the hard part is picking between them all! 

 

Are you wanting to strengthen your body and so much more? Please reach out to Body Renovation Fitness Center. Our experts specialize in personal training and nutrition plans to meet your every goal! Feel free to schedule a free evaluation at our website or give us a call at 214-368-3539.

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