Outdoor exercise healthier than gym workouts: StudyBy ANI
Monday, February 7, 2011
LONDON - A new study has found that going for a run outdoors is better than exercising in the gym because it has a positive impact on mental, as well as physical health.
The study found that exercise in natural environments was linked to greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, reports the Telegraph.
Also levels of tension, confusion, anger and depression were lowered by exercising outside.
A team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry looked at data from sources including 11 trials involving 833 adults.
All compared the relative merits of outdoor exercise compared to indoors.
Apart from improved mental health benefits, the study also reported greater enjoyment from exercising outside, and a higher likelihood of continuing with the exercise regime.
The study has been published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. (ANI)