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      Outdoor Exercises for Weight Loss Burn Calories with Spring Activities

      Springtime is the ideal season to take your journey to lose weight outside. With warm temperatures, outdoor activities not only rid bad ya, but also help let you do away with those excess calories altogether. At PrimeHealthMD in Atlanta, GA, we advocate a balanced approach to weight loss that combines physical fun with counseling from a professional. 

      So is weight loss basically about mental struggle? It's not just a matter of willpower. Lots of social factors also play a role. Let’s jump into some great exercises that can be done outdoors, and will help you lose weight effectively.

      Exercise Through Brisk Walking or Jogging

      It is easy and effective to start your weight loss efforts by brisk walking or jogging. This form of activity is excellent for beginners, and with a bit of adaptation can easily be turned up a notch as one's fitness level improves. Atlanta in the surrounding area of Parks such as Peidmont Park has scenic “tours in disguise” all over the place. You should aim for at least 30 minutes daily of getting your heart pumping and calories burning.

      Hiking for the Real Challenge

      Try to give yourself a bit of a harder challenge hike, both in terms of climbing mountains and shedding pounds. Different terrains will place different demands on your muscles, building up your strength and endurance. For example, the North Georgia Mountains lie just a short drive away from Atlanta, and offer a whole range of walks for all levels of fitness.

      Cycling: Less Strain, Greater Gains

      Cycling is another low-impact, high payoff endeavor and a great way to lose weight. It is kinder to your joints than running and provides a better way of getting around a place. The Atlanta BeltLine is a cyclist’s paradise, with extensive gas and power systems that take one through many varied kinds of urban environments independently.

      Use Interval Training

      Interval training is a method in which you alternate between short bursts of intense activity and periods of less intense activity, or even rest. It is very effective for burning off fat quickly. Try incorporating intervals into your runs or bike rides; for example, sprint for one minute followed by three minutes of walking or slow cycling.

      Engage in Gardening

      While gardening might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about losing weight, there are a number of surprisingly effective ways it can burn calories for you. Gardening involves a variety of movements, such as bending, digging, lifting and stretching. All these contribute to muscle toning and calorie burning.

      Outdoor Fitness Classes

      Outdoor fitness classes add a social element to your workout routine, making exercising more engaging and enjoyable. Most fitness centers in Atlanta, including PrimeHealthMD, offer group classes in parks ranging from yoga to boot camps. These classes can add motivation and structure to your exercise regimen, so that you can stick with it and achieve your weight loss goal.

      Doing outdoor exercises not only helps your physique, but also contributes to your mental health and well-being. The fresh air, natural light from the sky, and green color all contribute to lower stress levels, improved moods of humor and relaxation make better sleep patterns possible ... all of which are beneficial for weight loss.

      Are You Ready to Begin Your Journey?

      At PrimeHealthMD, we know that everybody’s weight loss journey is different, and at times the activities themselves need to be spruced up with medical help. Our team is able to customize weight loss programs, which may contain medical treatments depending on individual needs and physical conditions.

      If a laugh is inspired or even hour and a half of outdoor weights could be turned into fun fitness, contact us at PrimeHealthMD. We can provide the plans and support that suit whatever lifestyle you want. Most major insurances are accepted, so feel free to call to find out your eligibility and begin today!