Outdoor fitness equipment is an excellent way to do cardio and strength building exercises in the fresh air completely free of charge. The equipment is easily accessible and in spaces that people visit frequently. All equipment comes with a set of written instructions enabling you to enjoy a thorough workout.
The government recommend everyone participates in at least 30 minutes exercise every day. This is to improve heart health, raise fitness and remove us from our sedentary lifestyles. Most people work on computers and rarely move about which is having a knock-on effect on physical fitness and obesity levels. Children are becoming less active which is threatening the health of future generations.
There are many benefits to exercising outdoors including; improvements in wellbeing, happiness, increasing vitamin D production, improve heart strength and meeting other people. Regular exercise also helps you to lose weight, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and strengthen your bones.
Doctors say exercise is the best medicine because it combats depression, helps people to fight cancer, reduces the risk of high cholesterol and improves academic performance. The best thing is it’s completely free and has no adverse side effects.
Depression is a complex illness causing low moods and physical symptoms such as aches and pains. The condition affects 25% of the British population every year. Studies by King’s College London suggest that 150 minutes exercise a week makes you 31% less likely to develop depression. Participating in some form of exercise helps to relieve depression rather than no exercise at. Exercise helps to stimulate the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain which helps to make you feel better.
March to September are the best months to get all of the vitamin D you need from the sun. Vitamin D helps to strengthen bones and muscles. Other sources of the sunshine vitamin include; oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified breakfast cereals. Lack of vitamin D causes rickets which causes skeletal deformities.
People lose weight through exercise because it helps them to burn more calories than they burn. Doing strength exercises which increase muscle mass makes your body more efficient at burning fat. Push-ups, crunches, lunges and press ups are good ways to burn calories.
Cardiovascular or cardio exercises help to strengthen heart muscles. Aerobic exercise repeatedly works the muscles increasing heart rate. It helps to lower blood pressure and improve breathing.
Playdale outdoor fitness equipment comes in the form of Training Buddies. They are cartoon shaped figures that provide a full energizing workout. Each piece has a full set of instructions written by personal trainers so you get the benefit of professional support. All Training Buddies are designed and built to conform to EU safety standards. There are eight Training Buddies available providing exercises including; sit-ups, squats, pull ups, lunge and shoulder press.
If you would like to find out more about our outdoor fitness equipment please contact us and we would be happy to help.
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