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Get Yo Healthy On Exercising in Nature Bootcamp Learning About Stretching

Posted Jul 10 2009 11:06pm

Shawna doing the Yoga Downward Dog  Pose Jeremy Glasgow of Underground Core Fitness is leading a group of dedicated exercisers (including me) into health via his all-outdoor-in-nature boot camp.

According to Jeremy, “People tend to think they need to spend hours working out, but you can achieve healthy benefits with a 20- to 30-minute workout three or four times a week.” One of the marvelous things I have discovered is he is right!

My weekly routine already consists of a lot of walking, so I am regularly active. Yet spending time outdoors in nature exercising has made it easier to exercise - during our outdoor workouts I feel so much more energized. We do challenging interval training for about 40 minutes. Working with a team of people helps because we all cheer each other on. Happily, I am getting stronger and have to say I am surprised to be able to finally make it through the classes.

Jeremy works to have us all stay limber and go home with no injury – this involves post-exercise stretching. One of the common stretches he has our class do at the end of our cardio workout is seen in the photo above - I am doing the “Downward Dog” – stretching out all those tight muscles.

Be sure, whether you are working out with a trainer or working out on your own to concentrate on the post-exercise stretching to help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.

Get started exercising the “green” way – outdoors in nature. It is healthy and functions as a wonderful anti-depressant in your life.

Shawna Coronado says Get Healthy! Get Green! Get Community! www.thecasualgardener.com, The Green Blog - www.gardeningnude.com, or The Garden Blog - http://thecasualgardener.blogspot.com

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