If you enjoy keeping fit outdoors then some simple tips will help you. Firstly make sure you have the correct footwear. If you’ll be spending most of your time running on hard surfaces then a pair of comfortable soft soled shoes will be your best bet. However, if you’re planning on playing sports or joining an outdoor fitness boot camp then you may want to look at a boot with studs as this will increase your grip on grass. Boot camp company, Peak XV Fitness, recommend the moulded stud boot for all weather conditions.
The next thing you want to do is dress in layers so as the weather changes you can adjust the level of warmth provided by your clothing. There’s nothing worse than being too hot in a large coat and then being freezing when you take it off when all you have on is a T-shirt.
Make sure you carry a bottle of water with you when you exercise particularly when you’re away from a water source like you’d have in the gym. There are many types of bottles that cater to all needs from running ones that wrap around your hands to camel pack type ones which are more suited to long treks and expeditions.
Sunscreen is a must if you’re outside for long periods in the sun. Get a decent SPF factor and make sure all exposed skin is covered. Re-apply regularly as sweat can reduce the effectiveness of the sun screen.
These simple tips will help you get the most out of your outdoor exercise endeavours allowing you free time to enjoy the great outdoors.