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Everything You Need to Exercise Outdoors This Spring

Prevention Logo By Jennifer Vishnevsky of Prevention | Slide 1 of 15: The long winter is finally fading, folks—which means one thing: it's time to take that workout outside. If you’ve spent the last handful of months lunging across your living room or doing push-ups by your bed, it's your sworn duty to embrace the space the great outdoors offers. (And the rising temperatures finally allow.) Of course, there’s the obvious choice of running; a great way to explore your neighborhood while stretching out your stride and elevating your heart rate. We've got everything you need to either start or improve that habit—from compression tights and shorts to the perfect hydration station backpack—listed below. Those items all work for those of you who are into cycling, as well, though you’ll also want to check your tires before you head out on the trail, and pack a repair kit just in case. (We've got you covered there, too.) We've also got everything you need to take advantage of your local public parks for high octane training, like a TRX system or the absolute best jump ropes. Both are easy enough to toss in a backpack and head out. Those can all be done solo or with a crew, but if you're looking to connect with a new community, look into local intramural sports, walking/running clubs, or personal trainers. Many instructors have adapted their programs for outdoors following the COVID-19 pandemic.The benefits of moving your sweat session outside are undeniable. Even science agrees. First, you’ll get in your daily dose of Vitamin D from sunlight. And second, exercising outdoors may actually benefit your mental well-being more than indoors. Ready to hit the trail? Here's everything you need to bring your fitness routine into nature.

The long winter is finally fading, folks—which means one thing: it's time to take that workout outside. If you’ve spent the last handful of months lunging across your living room or doing push-ups by your bed, it's your sworn duty to embrace the space the great outdoors offers. (And the rising temperatures finally allow.)

Of course, there’s the obvious choice of running; a great way to explore your neighborhood while stretching out your stride and elevating your heart rate. We've got everything you need to either start or improve that habit—from compression tights and shorts to the perfect hydration station backpack—listed below. Those items all work for those of you who are into cycling, as well, though you’ll also want to check your tires before you head out on the trail, and pack a repair kit just in case. (We've got you covered there, too.)

We've also got everything you need to take advantage of your local public parks for high octane training, like a TRX system or the absolute best jump ropes. Both are easy enough to toss in a backpack and head out.

Those can all be done solo or with a crew, but if you're looking to connect with a new community, look into local intramural sports, walking/running clubs, or personal trainers. Many instructors have adapted their programs for outdoors following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The benefits of moving your sweat session outside are undeniable. Even science agrees. First, you’ll get in your daily dose of Vitamin D from sunlight. And second, exercising outdoors may actually benefit your mental well-being more than indoors. Ready to hit the trail? Here's everything you need to bring your fitness routine into nature.

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