The Best (and Most Fun) Outdoor Workouts -- How Many Have You Tried?

Research shows that as little as five minutes of exercise in the great outdoors -- that is, exercise done in nature -- improves mental health and reduces stress. Try one of these workouts to burn calories and have some fun (16 Photos)

Hilary Walke on May 24, 2013 at 12:54PM

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The Best (and Most Fun) Outdoor Workouts -- How Many Have You Tried?

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Outdoor Zumba

If you’re looking to get a workout in without actually feeling like its work, Zumba is your best bet. But did you know more people are taking this Latin dance party outside? More gyms are starting to offer outdoor classes so check your local health clubs. The calorie burn alone is worth it -- a 150-pound person can burn more than 400 calorie while taking a moderately-intense Zumba class.

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