The outdoors is a great place to work out, especially when doing activities pertaining to physical therapy. If you’re looking to build endurance, stamina, or restore function in your body, try these workout tips!
Find a hill and sprint up and down, an exercise regularly done amongst football players, soccer players, and many other athletes. This exercise is essential for building muscles in the hips, legs, and feet. Physiotherapists recommend hill sprints for those looking to improve on their athletic performance or overall fitness.
Park Bench Step-Ups
We understand that the gym routine may become tiresome after a while which is why we recommend using free outdoor equipment. Almost all parks are equipped with benches or picnic tables and you can use this equipment to your fitness advantage. As opposed to using the Stairmaster, get out and step up repeatedly on a park bench. This exercise is safe and will strengthen the calves and hips, which is great for injury prevention.
Running barefoot on the concrete or ground is unsafe due to the increased risk of stress fractures. While running barefoot is not recommended for most surfaces, running barefoot in the sand is perfectly safe. Find a nearby beach and start running on the sand; this will force your legs to become stronger. For those who suffer from osteoarthritis, degenerative joints or other conditions which may affect running; a custom brace may help alleviate the pain, allowing you to run freely!
Yoga or Pilates in the Park
Yoga and Pilates are a great exercise for those who are seeking stress relief so why not do it in the sun! Almost all of the city parks have plenty of space for you to lay down your mat and soak up the Vitamin D. Yoga and Pilates are recommended by healthcare professionals for those who need to manage chronic conditions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Take advantage of the sun and get out to a park where you can stretch, breathe, and feel an overall sense of happiness.
And while you’re exercising you don’t have to worry If you don’t have any personal trainer coming by, IZUM can tell you how great you were, in which roads or beach have you run, how far and how fast.
What excuses do you have for not exercising? Start your new routine today with IZUM.