Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer
You've decided you want to get fitter or lose weight. But where do you start? There are just so many options available. From the gym to running and boot camp to yoga, the fitness world is yours to explore. There are benefits and downsides to all of them and a lot of it comes down to what you enjoy. However, if you struggle to stick to your exercise regime or you have a specific goal in mind personal training might be the way to go. A good Personal Trainer will help you reach your goals.
What is a Personal Trainer?
When the days become darker and colder people tend to stay indoors and seek indoor entertainment. Or they take the bus instead of walking. All this time spent in close proximity to our fellow human beings makes it far easier to spread coughs and colds. Also if your immune system is low because you haven’t topped up your Vitamin D intake and taken enough exercise, then you are probably less likely to fight the germs.
Being outside takes you away from the germs and any exercise will help boost your immunity. Being in the cold never results in you getting the cold. You need to come in contact with a virus for that.
As Billy Connolly famously said “There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing”. Dress appropriately for exercising outside in the winter and then you will enjoy yourself and begin to feel the benefits. Exercise increases endorphins that make us feel good and in turn can reduce stress. This benefit does not disappear on a rainy day or in the winter.
Benefit From Getting Vitamin D
However the problem in Scotland is that we don’t get very much strong sunlight from October to March. For a while it was thought that if you went outside at midday you would benefit from some Vitamin D but recent research states that there is not enough UVB radiation in a Scottish winter for our skin to make vitamin D.
There are hundreds of articles on the internet and in the newspapers that will tell you the latest scientific benefit of being outside in green spaces. If you don’t believe them, do you remember your parents sending you outside to play to get some fresh air or to blow away the cobwebs. Previous generations may not have had scientific proof why being outside was good but it was certainly expressed in their actions and sayings.
At Fit & Happy we believe exercising outside, whether at our boot camps or personal training sessions, will result in many benefits even in the winter. All the benefits above merge to help you become fitter and happier. The endorphins created from exercise make you feel good and help reduce stress. Being surrounded by green spaces and trees, and breathing fresh air makes you breathe better and feel better. All of which improve your immune system and help with your mental health.
Get fitter and happier with Fit & Happy.
Note: If you do have a condition such as asthma you should check with your GP before training outside in cold weather.