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IS A GYM WORKOUT MORE BENEFICIAL OR OUTDOOR WORKOUT?

It is a scientifically proven fact that regular workout has many benefits for the human body. If you think about, remember the way you feel after you have exercised. Because the human body is a structure suitable for moving; more precisely it has been modified to do so. For this reason, our muscles and joints need movement in every period of our lives.

People meet the need for this movement in their bodies either by going to gyms or doing sports at home or outside by themselves. Which is one is better? Is a gym workout more beneficial or outdoor workout? Of course there is no definite answer to this question. Both can have their own advantages and disadvantages. In this article we will try to explain the advantages and disadvantages of doing sports in the gym and the advantages and disadvantages of doing sports outside. Then we will leave the answer and the decision of which is more useful up to you. Let’s begin.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of a gym workout

treadmill

Many people prefer to exercise in the gym for a healthy life and to meet the needs of body movement. Thus you can easily continue exercising, especially in the winter months. Are there any advantages and disadvantages of doing sports in the gym? if so what?

 

  • Experienced Instructors

personal trainer

 

Whether it’s fitness, pilates, yoga... It may not be effective if not done correctly. This is the most important advantage of doing sports in a gym. With the guidance of experienced trainers there you can be sure that you will exercise effectively.

 

  • Conscious sports experience

Two things that are important when doing an exercise are getting the most out of it and protecting our body from the possibility of being injured. Experienced instructors in the gym’s help reduce the risk of injury. You will safe while working out under the supervision of these instructors.

 

  • Correct Program

When you work out on your own you may not know the correct order of exercise or which is the most suitable for you. However, gyms have experienced instructors who can create personalized programs for you. Hence you  can reach your goal in a short time by applying the right program for your own body.

 

  • Socializing

group training

One of the advantages offered by gyms is the possibility of socializing. Meeting and communicating with people who have goals similar to you while doing sports can increase your motivation towards the sport. You can also join group classes at the gym to have fun. 

 

  • Sporting equipment

equipment

 

One of the advantages of doing sports in the gyms is that there is equipment support that will help you exercise effectively. With these equipments, you can get more efficiency than you normally would and reach your goal in a short time.

 

What about the disadvantages?

The above advantages can of course be increased. Aren’t there any disadvantages of doing sports in the gym? Of course there are. For example, in the gym, you may have to exercise in a rather crowded environment  depending on the time you go, which can disturb both your motivation and your attention. Also; depending on the quality of the gym you are going to use, the sports equipment used may not be hygienic and this can cause health problems. Or because gyms are open on certain days and times of the week, this may cause limitations for you. Apart from these, doing sports in the gym will have a certain economic burden. 

 

Advantages and disadvantages of exercising outdoors

About working out outdoors... As much as the number of people who choose to exercise in a gym, there are people who prefer to play exercise outdoor. So, what are the advantages of this?

 

  • Fresh air and motivation

When you play exercise outside, especially in parks and forests that are intertwined with nature; you can get more fresh air, which is much better than the dirty air of gyms. Oxygen will make you feel better and motivate you against the sports.

 

  • Vitamin D

We all know that vitamin D is not produced in our bodies and is not taken up by food. That's why the only way to meet your body's vitamin D needs is to go out to the sun. Exercising outdoors has this kind of beauty... Thus you can build up on vitamin D and feel more energetic.

 

  • Flexible time

When you do exercise outside, it's entirely up to you; there is no restriction on this issue. You can find it anywhere you want at any time; you can extend your training as much as you want. 

 

  • Budget friendly

You do not have to have a budget to exercise outdoors. Because you do not need to pay one for this. All you need to do is create the right training program for yourself and to apply it on specific days and hours. 

 

What about the disadvantages?

Exercising outdoors also have many advantages that we have not included above. But, of course, there are also a number of disadvantages as well. For example, doing exercising outdoors requires a certain discipline and not every can follow through. Also, because you are not under the supervision of an expert, your body is more vulnerable to injuries. Also there is no specialist to tell you you may be doing the wrong moves; which means waste. As there is no one to motivate you to do exercise, you will have to force and motivate yourself....

As you can see, there are advantages and disadvantages of working out in the gym and outdoors. Whichever one you decide choose make sure you know and protect your body and to add exercise to your life.

Wishing you a healthy day! 

 

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