The physical perks of working out at home or at the gym are endless, but studies have shown that exercise performed outdoors can also boost your mood and self-esteem. Green exercise is any physical activity or exercise that is done in nature. That could mean a park, a backyard garden, a nature trail or any other outdoor space. So whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling or swimming, head outdoors and reap the benefits of going green.

Craig Ramsay is a fitness expert, an author and a winner of season 8 of The Amazing Race Canada. Follow him on Instagram at @craigramsayfit.