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The Science Behind Outset

Your Life, Your Pace - Our Wellness Plan.

Exercise isn't just a routine; it's a gateway to a healthier, happier you. A wealth of research suggests that regular physical activity shields us from conditions like diabetes and hypertension - and even sharpens our minds (Santos et a., 2023).

 

 

But let's talk about the real magic of exercise – its ability to lift our spirits. Research by Damrongthai et al. (2021) reveals how a brisk 10-minute run can significantly brighten our mood and enhance cognitive abilities. And if you're chasing a happiness boost, Zhang & Chen (2019) have a golden tip: just as little as 1 day a week of exercise can give you a mood boost.

Beyond Fitness: A Journey of Well-being

At Outset, we believe in celebrating every step, jump, and stretch. Exercise isn't just about getting fit; it's about bringing a positive spark in your life. When you move, you release endorphins – those amazing 'feel-good' hormones. And as Ratey and Loehr (2011) point out, physical activity sharpens your mind and boosts your productivity. For those navigating through the challenges of anxiety, depression, or ADHD, exercise can be a compassionate and effective companion. 

Breaking Barriers, Embracing Flexibility

We know that the path to regular exercise isn't always straight. Time constraints, motivation dips, and the daunting question of 'where to start?' can be real obstacles. That's where Outset steps in. We're here to offer flexible, personalized solutions, crafted to adapt to your lifestyle. You're not alone in this; we're with you every step of the way.

Understanding the Challenges: You're Not Alone

We get it, really. Life throws curveballs, schedules get packed, and sometimes, the couch looks way too inviting. Sticking to an exercise routine can be tough, and at Outset, we understand that firsthand. That's why we're here – to guide you through your health journey in a way that feels right to you. We understand the ups and downs of your fitness journey and are ready to help you get back on track when you need it.

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The Joy of Outdoor Exercise

There's something magical about exercising outdoors – the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin.

 

Studies like the one from Boere et al. (2023) confirm this, showing how a mere 15-minute walk outside can boost your attention and memory.

Green exercise, as Wicks et al. (2022) and Loureiro & Veloso (2017) highlight, not only lifts your mood and makes you more likely to stick to an activity; it also helps combat anxiety and depression. And, as Taniguchi et al. (2022) found, just being near green spaces can improve mental health.

 

Similarly, regular exposure to natural sunlight has proven protective effects on health (van der Rhee et al., 2016). For instance, the morning sunlight routine, made popular by Professor Huberman, suggests to spend a few minutes outdoors in the sun as soon as possible after waking up to kickstart your day and ensure to reap the benefits of sunlight exposure on your mood. 

Outset: Crafting YourJourney Together

At Outset, we leverage these scientific insights to create a wellness journey that's truly yours. Our AI-driven plans are tailored to your preferences, encouraging you to discover the joys of the outdoors. 

Joining Outset is more than starting an exercise routine; it's about embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth. We understand the struggles, we celebrate the victories, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Welcome to Outset - Your Life, Your Pace, Our Wellness Plan.

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References

  • Boere, K., Lloyd, K., Binsted, G., & Krigolson, O. E. (2023). Exercising is good for the brain but exercising outside is potentially better. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 1140.

  • Damrongthai, C., Kuwamizu, R., Suwabe, K., Ochi, G., Yamazaki, Y., Fukuie, T., ... & Soya, H. (2021). Benefit of human moderate running boosting mood and executive function coinciding with bilateral prefrontal activation. Scientific reports, 11(1), 22657.

  • Huberman Lab (2023), Using Light for Health 

  • Loureiro, A., & Veloso, S. (2017). Green exercise, health and well-being. Handbook of environmental psychology and quality of life research, 149-169.

  • Mayo Clinic (2022). Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress. 

  • Ratey, J. J., & Loehr, J. E. (2011). The positive impact of physical activity on cognition during adulthood: a review of underlying mechanisms, evidence and recommendations.

  • Santos, A. C., Willumsen, J., Meheus, F., Ilbawi, A., & Bull, F. C. (2023). The cost of inaction on physical inactivity to public health-care systems: a population-attributable fraction analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 11(1), e32-e39.

  • Taniguchi, K., Takano, M., Tobari, Y., Hayano, M., Nakajima, S., Mimura, M., ... & Noda, Y. (2022). Influence of external natural environment including sunshine exposure on public mental health: a systematic review. Psychiatry International, 3(1), 91-113.

  • Wicks, C., Barton, J., Orbell, S., & Andrews, L. (2022). Psychological benefits of outdoor physical activity in natural versus urban environments: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of experimental studies. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 14(3), 1037-1061.

  • Zhang, Z., & Chen, W. (2019). A systematic review of the relationship between physical activity and happiness. Journal of happiness studies, 20(4), 1305-1322.

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