Recently most of us haven’t been able to do sports outside because of the hot summer. But the weather is getting cooler, which means we can now head out and get our kicks from sports with clean oxygen. You too can start doing sports in a now cooler environment, thus you can take vitamin D, inhale clean oxygen, strengthen your immune system and relieve stress. Here are 7 sports activities you can do outdoors.
One of the simplest outdoor sports and therefore the most preferred, running is very easy and requires no extra equipment. By running regularly you can balance your blood pressure, reduce your risk of cardiac diseases, reduce your fat rate and also stay mentally strong. You can use beaches, city parks and jungles as your routes.
Roller skating improves your physical performance and endurance. It consumes 4 times more energy than in normal walking. Also improving body balance, this outdoor sports helps you get your daily need of oxygen.
Trekking helps you control your weight, works all the muscles in your body, increases brain’s oxygen intake and enhances your respiration capacity. Maybe not many, but there are still good trekking locations in Istanbul! For example, Ballıkayalar Nature Park, Şile, Ağva and Belgrad Forest are the spots in Istanbul for enjoyable nature treks.
One of the most enjoyable outdoor activities, cycling strengthens your muscles, is good for your heart, increases your energy, takes away your stress and, most importantly, is good for losing weight. This wonderful cardiac exercise can burn you 200 to 300 calories a day. Besides, there are always cycling lanes in and around metropolis’ such as Istanbul.
Pilates can both be done indoors and outdoors. All you need for Pilates is a mat. You too can do open air Pilates, which will help you increase your bone density, control your weight, strengthen your back and stomach muscles and increase your flexibility.
If you have a friend who is just as eager as you for sports in open air, tennis is just the sports for you. You can enjoy a good couple of hours by playing tennis with a friend. Besides, tennis improves your notions of working discipline and staying planned, keeps your body healthy and increases physical adaptation. Tennis helps you burn 272 calories in just 30 minutes.
If you’re not in an environment where you can run, roller skate, cycle or play tennis or you can’t go anywhere for trekking, we have just the thing for you: Jump roping! You can go to the nearest park and do jump roping, and feel the wonders of it in your body. This simple activity increases your blood flow, tightens your muscles, enhances lung capacity and helps you get rid of toxins and burn calories.
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