Exercising outdoors is invigorating. It’s less expensive than a gym membership and the air is fresh, without a hint of sweaty men. However, it does come with some challenges. Sticking to a routine can be difficult when the weather is unpredictable. Depending on where you live, and what time of year it is, these are just some of the questions that you will need to answer before each workout:
- What type of clothes should you wear?
- What time does the sun rise?
- What time does the sun set? Will you be home before dark?
- What is the air quality today?
- Will the conditions be more favorable at the park across town?
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how prepared you are for your daily work out. Take a trip to the Fitness Forecast App on Weather.com and experience the joy of continuing your outdoor exercise routine – even if it needs to be slightly modified. The Fitness Forecast offers detailed daily information about the weather in any given area. You can view your local weather forecast, complete with 15 minute increments for each 24 hour period. For your goal-mapping convenience, a monthly forecast is also estimated. Keep in mind, when using this particular feature, that the unexpected can always occur.
Besides detailed weather forecasts, the Fitness Forecast also provides other key resources for working out. Some of these include tools to calculate the following: hydration needs, calories burned, body mass index and target heart rate. Also included is a “Fitness Comfort Level” index which standardizes a system for rating how comfortable it is to exercise outside at any given time. As if that wasn’t enough, Weather.com also provides essential fitness tips and several other specialized forecasts (including a Beauty Forecast and an Aches and Pains Forecast) to complement this feature.
Health and fitness resources can sometimes pop up in the least expected places. That’s what makes the Fitness Forecast App on Weather.com such a delightful surprise for all outdoor-exercise enthusiasts.
September 23rd, 2010