Healthy Abbotsford Blog

Is Exercising Outdoors Better For Your Health?

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry looked at a number of different research studies and found that “compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Participants also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and stated that they were more likely to repeat the activity at a later date.” Click here to read the full article.

Did you know that Abbotsford has over 100km of trails? There is no better way to exercise outdoors than spending time on the trail. With over 100km where do you start? Here is the great part, it doesn’t matter! You can start anywhere! Click on the picture below to access an online trail map. This map has a lot of great information, including:

  • which parts of the trail are paved, gravel or dirt
  • where the off-leash areas are for dogs
  • location of parks (it also lists what amenities are available at each park)
  • trail distances

Summer is a great time to get outdoors, see you on the trail…


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