Have you become bored with stationary exercise bikes and indoor treadmills on which you run for miles and still stand at the same place? Feel like your movements are restricted in an enclosed room and you want to be able to cleanse your lungs with fresh oxygen while you’re working up a sweat? If so, then the solution is right outside your front door.
It’s true that we are all being conditioned to everything becoming remote-controlled, hi-tech and automated. Although the convenience and genius of it is wonderful, it is makes it easy to forget that the simple alternatives are often the best. And there is no better example of this than in the health and fitness industry, where high tech gadgetry is now the accepted standard at gyms and fitness clubs.
But the tide is beginning to change…more and more people are appreciating the benefits of working out in the great outdoors, using simple and inexpensive outdoor fitness equipment and simply getting their daily dose of fresh air.
The Edge That Comes With Using Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Choosing simple outdoor fitness equipment over the often complicated and confusing alternatives at the indoor gyms may actually give you an edge over your peers. How and why is explained better with the following ideas.
- You will be interested to know that a simple breath of fresh air has a wide range and quite dramatic effect on the human body. Oxygen in fresh air has an almost electrical effect on the entire body; it passes via the blood stream to all the vital systems including the nervous system which means that it will give you an energized and revitalized feel.
- Without a doubt, outdoor fitness equipment is much less expensive than indoor home gyms. And yet is known to be as effective as or even better than home gyms.
Take for example, the simple Exercise Ball. Otherwise known as a Fit Ball or Gym Ball (or one of many other names such as Balance Ball, Physio Ball, Pilates Ball, Therapy Ball, and Yoga Ball), it is essentially a big rubber ball of approximately 65cms in diameter. It is very inexpensive to purchase, and incredibly simple to use. And it’s best used in an open area such as a park or even in your own backyard.
The Exercise Ball works by forcing the body to respond to its instability, and engages many different muscles in the body in an effort to remain balanced. This is particularly so of the core body muscles (the abdominal and back muscles), and explains why it is a favored piece of outdoor fitness equipment by many personal trainers who are well aware of the Exercise Ball’s ability to improve flexibility and posture.
An Exercise Ball can also be very useful for;
- Warm up, and Cool Down Exercise
- Losing weight and toning of your entire body
- Creating a flat stomach and strengthening your core
The Exercise Ball as a stand alone tool or in conjunction with simple hand weights are perfect examples of outdoor exercise equipment. They are inexpensive, easy to maintain and simple to store.
Good quality, inexpensive Outdoor exercise equipment is also very easy to find and the internet is the best place to find it. Get yourself some outdoor fitness equipment and a good personal trainer to keep you focused and on track, and mother nature will supply the rest.