Here in Canada, workouts at home seem to be the 'in' thing. Working out from the comfort of your own home means you can strengthen and condition yourself at your own pace. You can watch television while you do it, and you can hit your machines any time you like. It is also a preferred option because let's face it, for most of the year the weather is not too amenable to running around outside.
Many Canadians even think about their workout when they are looking into new real estate. Markham homes for sale which include full gyms are often more appealing to potential buyers than those without. It's just a modern, urban take on working out from your own home.
However, as the days get longer and warmer, and spring begins to embrace our country, many people begin wishing that they could do more of their exercise outside. Especially in this country, where we are bound by walls from November to March, it seems a shame to spend any more time than necessary inside, even if we are getting in shape while we do it. Fortunately, as any Toronto mortgage broker can tell you, there are plenty of nice homes close to parks and other open spaces agreeable to different workouts. All you have to do is find out what kind of exercises are possible!
When most people think working out in the great outdoors, they think walking, jogging, or running at a local park. You can do all of these, and turn your body into a real beader while you're at it. In fact, many people point out that you are likely to burn off more calories doing your cardio work outside than in. For starters, your body has to cope with ever changing grades and types of resistance. Then there is the fact that running outside is a lot easier, goal wise, than running on a treadmill. You can actually see your progress as you go, not just rely on some red marks on a visual display.
Although running, walking, and jogging are the most popular forms of outdoor workouts, they are certainly not the only ones. Biking is also great, but requires some extra equipment as well as more care on the paths you use. Roller blading is likewise a favourite pursuit of outdoor fitness buffs, who may look for Mississauga real estate for sale close to extensive paths.
But cardio is not the only outdoor exercise type that you can engage in. If you don't mind catching a few looks from private mortgage lenders on their lunch breaks, you can use many of the additions at parks and public places as props. Do push ups on park benches, use them for leaping over, and other things in order to strengthen your muscles as well as your heart!