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Trainer Tips with Colby D'Onofrio

April 5, 2019

?       Vitamin D! Vitamin D is an important vitamin for bone growth, supporting your immune system, and mood (say bye bye to those winter blues!).

?       An outdoor environment is more diverse than the same wall you look at every day inside. Variety of trails, scenery and wildlife can help keep you more entertained and engaged in your workout. Changing terrain engages muscles that may not be used in a controlled environment such as the gym.

?       See the amazing beauty Ithaca has to offer!

Outdoor Activities in Ithaca

Here are some great ways to spend time outside while being active:

?       Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding: Kayaking and paddleboarding are both great ways to exercise and explore the outdoors. Paddling uses upper body muscles while the wobbliness of the kayak or paddleboard engages your core and helps with balance. Puddledockers and Paddle-N-More are two great places to rent in downtown Ithaca.

?       Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga: Love yoga? Love being on beautiful Cayuga Lake? SUP yoga offers an exciting yet still calming take on yoga. Paddle-N-More and Ithaca SUP Yoga are two local companies that offer this exciting yoga practice.

?       Biking/Mountain Biking: Biking is a great way to cover many miles and see amazing scenery. For information on trail types and locations, visit www.visitithaca.com to find the trail that’s right for your next adventure!

?       Walking, Hiking and Running: From running and walking trails in beautiful Treman and Buttermilk state parks to accessible neighborhood recreation trails, there are endless opportunities. For more information on trails for running, biking, hiking and even cross country skiing and snowshoeing, visit www.ithacatrails.org

Sources: https://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/features/the-truth-about-vitamin-d-why-you-need-vitamin-d

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/the-benefits-of-exercising-outdoors/

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a19900932/indoor-vs-outdoor-exercise/


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