We promote regular physical activity for everyone.
Needs and implications of physical activity
According to the report, published the last week of January, there are different culprits for the lack of activity: time (57.9%), fatigue after working hours (16%) or health problems (13%). For 3% of those consulted, lack of money (3%) and laziness (2.9%) are also reasons for not exercising.
In addition to the health implications, sedentary behavior contributes to complications and limitations in performing daily tasks. Exercising and exercising on a regular basis make our daily activities easier and more enjoyable. To achieve this, the different components of fitness must be addressed in a comprehensive exercise plan.
We hired a network of academics across disciplines to ensure that our approach to outdoor fitness was comprehensive. Together with a respected team, HM Outdoor Gym was able to identify the elements necessary to ensure that an outdoor exercise park that offers a complete workout for all levels and abilities.
The Health Benefits of Exercise Outdoors
Compared to exercising indoors, exercising in natural settings has been associated with a greater sense of revitalization and positive engagement, decreased tension, confusion, anger, depression, and increased energy. Studies indicate that people who exercise outdoors enjoy their activity more and obtain a higher level of satisfaction; this is important since activity levels are so strongly influenced by levels of enjoyment. Athletes who exercise outdoors generally report greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and a greater intention to repeat the activity at a later date.
Align equipment and exercises with health benefits and total body fitness.
While an indoor gym offers a myriad of options to promote physical fitness, an outdoor space typically has between 6 and 20 pieces of equipment, so ensuring that those pieces offer a complete workout is critical to keeping the space relevant and a valid fitness solution. To obtain maximum health benefits, an exercise routine should contain a variety of elements, each offering specific results for overall health. While gyms offer dozens of equipment options, an outdoor exercise park contains, on average, 8-15 pieces of equipment, so making the right decisions is critical to providing a meaningful total body workout. By including equipment that offers a variety of aerobic, muscle / strength, core, and balance elements, an outdoor adult fitness park can provide a well-balanced exercise routine that promotes improved health and well-being. The research also identified other important aspects to promote use and adherence.
The guide that came out of our research partnership provides an overview of some of the many evidence-based benefits of outdoor exercise. This includes improved psychological and physiological health, disease prevention, better adherence to regular exercise, decreased stress and depression, increased energy, higher levels of satisfaction, and access to green environments. Provides design considerations, ideas for implementation and sustainability, scheduling tops, and ideas for monitoring and reporting results.