Great Outdoor Workouts

Great Outdoor Workouts

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Beach activities require an enormous amount of energy thanks to wind (a natural form of resistance training), temperature (the hotter the weather, the harder your body must work to cool down), and a sandy surface. According to a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology, you exert close to 1.6 times more energy running at the beach than running on harder surfaces.

Working out on the sand is also easier on the joints. Landing on a soft surface increases the collision time and therefore reduces the overall stress placed on your feet and knees, according to a study from Griffith University.