Question: Is it better to workout outdoor or indoors
Answer: Hands down, outdoors!
Even in the wintertime? It’s so cold out!
One of the best ways to reduce cortisol (the hormone that can pack on belly fat) is simply go outside. If then you haven’t prepared well for the outdoors, and you start to shiver, then rejoice!
Shivering burns a reported 60 calories a minute. That is a total bonus workout! Nice job! 🙂
Don’t live in a cold part of the world? Never fear! You can test out the latest in…
According to polartherapeutics.com people need only step into their chamber to flush their system completely. According to their website:
“This is a new and cutting edge treatment that only takes 2-3 minutes and uses liquid nitrogen gas. In that time period your body temperature will drop from around 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Vasoconstriction occurs and all of the toxins are flushed out of your body.”
That sounds great!
Below is what you look like when you get out of the chamber.
(Never fear, you’ll defrost eventually!)
The cryotherapy people further state: “As you step out of the chamber, these enriched blood cells pump back into your recently flushed skin tissues, muscle tissues, and joint spaces! You will feel energized, rejuvenated, and refueled!”
I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been waiting for a time when I know I’ll be really super duper sore to try the liquid nitrogen flush. They claim that ice baths can be history if you tap into this technology. Additionally, there were rumors of gigantic calorie burns as a result of this treatment (in the realm of 800 calories at a time), but those claims appear to be unsubstantiated.
Sorry to break that bad news. One of these days maybe one of these crazy techniques really will burn an extraordinary amount of calories. 🙂 However, in the meantime I will try it and report back on the levels of energy, rejuvenation, and refueling- I promise!
Need more motivation to derive benefits from the cold?
Join the Wim Hof Method.
Wim Hof’s nickname is Iceman. His method’s emphasis is exposure to the cold and a special breathing technique, and he has shown remarkable reproducible benefits from both. Below is a link to his book ‘Becoming Iceman” or you can visit his website to find out more.
In one interview I listened to, Wim Hof used the combination of the cold training and his special breathing technique to eliminate toxins introduced to his body by injection. He wanted to prove to doctors that you can pump up your immune system and eradicate illnesses. He did it, and is trying to teach his technique to others. My brother and his friends are testing it out. I promise to interview them in a future blog also to see what results they derive from their experiments.
So, keep moving, be thankful for shivers, and get that body outside – just bundle up and it will be more than worth it!