A Two-For One Tip: Exercise Outdoors and Boost Your Vitamin D
It’s been a long winter, and for a lot of guys that means being stuck indoors. Even if you kept up with indoor workouts on the dreadmill, you may be missing out on Vitamin D, a critical energy- and immune-boosting vitamin which comes to us courtesy of the sun. A recent study in the publication Environmental Science & Technology shed some light on the positive effects of outdoor activity. “Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and increased energy.” Psych yourself up for a 10 minute power walk outdoors, and chances are in your favor that you’ll keep going for 30 minutes—plenty of time to soak up some Vitamin D.