Green Your Fitness: Get Outdoors
Tip #3: Get Outside Already!
This isn’t just an aesthetic decree. It’s a practical one that’ll actually save a good amount of fossil-fuel energy. Running on a motorized treadmill is the equivalent of leaving 50 CFLs on while you exercise. Running outside? Priceless. For some, though, neighborhood or weather makes it hard to step out for a jog (though, really, it’s almost never too cold to exercise outside). If that’s you, wise up your gym routine: use human-powered machines instead of electric ones, choose facilities that have green measures in place, and encourage managers to run the joint more sustainably.
Tell us: Do you exercise outside? If so, where?