When the pandemic started, many have had the best intentions of using their time to get fit. However, with a variety of challenges filling the time, many have yet to start over a year later. The good news is it’s never too late and now is the ideal time to find a fitness routine that works for you.

With more than 70% open green space, plenty of themed gardens, 40+ sport-based amenities, and more features, the 360-acre Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam offers the best avenue to enjoy the benefits of exercising outside.

Getting outdoors comes with plenty of health benefits for residents. It means ample space for social distancing and fresh air, which are important for health and safety reasons, but the comforts of outdoor fitness don’t stop there. According to recent research, outdoor exercise has physical and mental benefits. In the report, when compared with exercising indoors, exercising outside in natural environments resulted in:

  • Greater feelings of revitalization
  • Increased energy
  • Positive engagement
  • Higher enjoyment and satisfaction
  • Decrease in tension, confusion, anger, and depression
  • Higher likelihood to repeat the activity at a later date

These results aren’t surprising, experts say. There are basic evidence-based health benefits of nature contact, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, improved mental health, and higher life satisfaction, among others.

Here are the five ways Hiranandani Parks, Chennai help residents to enjoy exercising outdoors

It’s a natural antidepressant. Outdoor exercise can help ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety because sunshine naturally increases serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood. The exclusive walkway at Hiranandani Parks, Chennai lined with trees and plants offers a refreshing welcoming experience for the residents to come outdoors. And spending time out itself produces endorphins, another feel-good hormone that boosts your mood and reduces pain.

Residents may be more likely to stick with it. From playing one’s fave sport to making a splash at the swimming pool to practicing yoga and enjoying a stroll in any of the themed gardens, the fine range of avenues to exercise outside doesn’t make the residents feel like as much of a workout, even though they are still getting a great calorie burn.

It provides mental relief. Many people feel a lot of tension about working out, losing weight, and lowering their blood pressure. However, when they mix up their exercise schedule and take it outdoors, the feeling is very different. It makes the exercise schedule enjoyable and feels more like play than a chore.

Team-building experience. With more than 40 sporting amenities, Hiranandani Communities, Chennai offers many recreational sporting opportunities for adults, such as football or cricket. The residents also have the option to learn golf and equestrian. Joining a team event can help residents to stay consistent with exercise and it can also bring back those feelings one had as a kid playing outside.

Safe and secure. Working out in the outdoors helps residents, particularly women, to stay safer. First, one is never alone in an outdoor area so you can feel more confident in your safety. Second, if you sustain an injury or experience another urgent situation, people you know and trust are around to help you out.

Get ready to get outside and reap the benefits of outdoor exercise. Visit Hiranandani Parks, Chennai at www.hiranandaniparks.com and request a free site visit to experience the fresh air and open spaces that are ready to inspire the resident’s personal fitness journey.