Save Time to Cool Down
Running can help you lose weight, reduce stress, and generally keep you in shape — but the benefits of running outside may be even greater. Research shows that exercising outdoors can not only improve your mood, but also improve your workouts, by increasing the amount of time you remain active and lowering levels of perceived exertion. This means you're more likely to work out for longer without checking your watch or scrolling through your phone, mentally willing the seconds away. If that's exactly what you need to breathe some life back into your workouts, follow these trainer-approved steps to establish your own outdoor running routine — and say "so long" to the treadmill.