I've been on a fitness journey for a few months now and I'm trying to figure out if exercising outdoors is better than going to the gym for overall health outcomes. I've been going to the gym regularly and it's been great for building strength and endurance, but I've also heard that exercising outdoors has its benefits.
Personally, I enjoy being outside and get a sense of relief being surrounded by nature. But at the same time, I have concerns about exercising outdoors, such as pollution and weather conditions.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has experiences or knowledge on whether outdoor exercise is better than gym-based activities when it comes to improving overall health outcomes. Are there any scientific studies or evidence that supports this idea? And what type of outdoor activities do you recommend for optimal health benefits?
Thanks in advance for your insights!