(631) 498-5632 Contact Us

Contact Us

Thank you very much for contacting Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

To best serve your individual needs, please choose from the following options:

New Patient Existing Patient Refer a Patient

7 Reasons You Should Exercise Outdoors

Have you lost motivation to exercise? Changing workout environments can help you get back on track. And there’s no better place to exercise than outdoors. You can do it in your backyard, the park, track field or even in the forest.

You probably know that running outside is better than running on a treadmill. Well, you can benefit from doing strength training outdoors. All you need is a floor mat (optional) and proper technique for different bodyweight exercises.

Here are 7 reasons you should exercise outdoors.

1. You will perform better

I’m always able to perform more reps and do more challenging exercises when I train outdoors. And I’ve found this to be true for others, too. You’re also more likely to do more exercises and your workouts will last longer.

2. You’ll get vitamin D

Exercising outside on a sunny day will give you vitamin D. Getting this nutrient is vital for your health—it’s been proven to improve bone health, prevent cancer, improve mental health and much more.

Research shows that most Americans don’t get enough vitamin D because they spend too much time indoors, so use exercise to kill two birds with one stone.

3. You will save money

You won’t have to pay for a gym membership or buy home workout equipment. Frankly, weights are overrated – you can get great results with bodyweight exercises. Here arecardio bodyweight exercises for your next outdoors workout.

4. Your mood will improve

Exercising in a small or stuffy room can sometimes ruin your mood. But outdoor workouts are the complete opposite – the fresh air, sunlight and scenery will make you feel better.

Research actually shows that working out outside can boost mental health. It’s a great way to reduces stress, anxiety and depression.

5. Find new workout buddies

This is a great advantage for people who train at home. You’ll find people to train with and others will motivate you to push yourself.

Personally, I’ve made a few friends exercising outside. Feel free to start conversations with people doing the same exercises as you.

6. You’re more likely to stay consistent

A Canadian study found that women who exercised outdoors were more likely to stick to their routine than those who exercised indoors. This was attributed to the fact that outdoor workouts are more enjoyable.

7. You’ll burn more calories

Better workout performance and longer workouts will help you burn more calories. Outdoor workouts can also give you the freedom to perform fat-burning exercises like hill sprints.

SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-reasons-you-should-exercise-outdoors.html


Back to Blog

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Us

Contact Us

Thank you very much for contacting Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

To best serve your individual needs, please choose from the following options:

New Patient Existing Patient Refer a Patient

To learn more about Long Island Spine Specialists – and to discover how we can relieve your pain and help you find an improved quality of life – please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (631) 498-5632.
Contact Us