0-shutterstock_244738033.jpg

Shutterstock

Studies have shown that spending time in parks can calm the mind while changing the way the brain works in ways that improve mental health. Other research has indicated that people who run on treadmills burn less energy than those who run the same distance outside, mostly because there is no wind resistance and changes in terrain. But you need the right gear to make running outside a fun and beneficial experience so you don’t quit after a week or get injured.