WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR FITNESS?
The extensive research has revealed that exercising outdoors increases the overall enjoyment of working out as well as increasing the frequency and length of time spent exercising. Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments has been associated with greater feelings of revitalization, positive engagement, and increased energy. With the steady and dramatic rise in adult and childhood obesity; promoting regular physical activity is a Public Health Priority! It is time to think about new ways to make physical activity and fitness equipment affordable, accessible, more enjoyable, and ultimately ~ more beneficial to society.
Research is proving that the use of outdoor fitness equipment found in outdoor fitness parks are providing a variety of meaningful outcomes to communities including engaging participants in substantially more moderate to vigorous physical activity. Together we can effectively promote the benefits of parks, playgrounds and outdoor fitness spaces as critical health solutions, by reducing a sedentary (inactive) related illnesses and removing the barriers to a life of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
The Public Fitness Playground Program encourages active and healthy lifestyles, and that fitness stations will both attract new users and increase the physical activity of existing users. PFPP’s approach includes the use of multiple outdoor exercise equipment companies and product lines to cover the widest variety of users. The range of equipment possibilities will function on a variety of different skill and strength levels, and will feature interactive technology, accessing video support and instruction via contactless intelligence that we use every day.
Regular exercise lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and other chronic diseases, and serves as a powerful stress-reducer and mood-booster. With health care costs on the rise, and with the future of the U.S. health insurance industry uncertain, using exercise as a preventive health tool is perhaps more important than ever.
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