Cold one day, hot the next, there’s nothing quite like Texas weather. What’s better is even though it may still be “winter” in February, there’s a good chance the weather is perfect outside for a jog through Windsong Ranch in Prosper, TX!
Staying active with exercise, especially outdoors, is not only important for your body, but it’s also essential for a healthy mind.
A recent study from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry analyzed 11 trials that included more than 800 adults. The results showed that outdoor exercise was associated with increased energy and revitalization as well as decreased confusion, anger, depression and tension when compared with exercising indoors.
Participants also reported enjoying their workouts more and said they were more likely to repeat them than participants who were closed up behind a door.
Sunshine also has many health benefits. When the sun hits our skin, it creates vitamin D3, which is vital to bone health and metabolic function. Additionally, exposure to sunlight during the day can help you sleep at night, improve immune function and increase the production of endorphins.
Exercise is good for your confidence in general, and it doesn’t always have to be high intensity. Studies have shown that low-intensity workouts can have some, if not more, of the positive effects of exercising.
The last benefit is obvious, for residents of our active-adult community, sometimes saving here and there can go a long way. Why pay for a gym membership? Run along the many trails and parks of Windsong Ranch – or pretend you’re outdoors in our state-of-the-art fitness room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool and lake!
Windsong Ranch makes active living easy by offering a full list of fitness classes:
- Stroller Strides
- Stroller Barre
- Boot Camp
- Running Group
- Walking Group
- Self Defense Lessons
Along with these unique fitness classes, Windsong Ranch has beautiful tennis courts and a tennis pro that teaches adult and kid lessons. Also, starting this summer, we will have a swim team to provide a fun and competitive way to stay active!
In addition to staying active, residents of Windsong Ranch can eat healthily and take advantage of Harvest to House, who delivers fresh produce to The Commons every Saturday.
The benefits of living in a master-planned community are endless, from the resort-style and lap pools to the Windsong Cafe, healthy living is always an option!