Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
Outdoor workouts motivate better than indoor workouts
If you think you should start training but you're not sure whether you'll manage to keep it up, if at all possible go and train outdoors. Go for a run through the fields or train with your dumbbells in the garden. Workouts done outdoors motivate more than workouts done indoors, say researchers at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada in an article in Menopause. They did a 12-week long experiment with 23 post-menopausal women.
After a few weeks the women who trained inside were less enthusiastic about doing exercise. As social-psychologists put it, their positive engagement declined. The positive engagement of the women who trained outdoors did not decrease.
Training also creates inner peace [Tranquility]. This effect increased in the women who trained outdoors, but decreased in the other group.
Lack of exercise is about as unhealthy as smoking. So exercise programmes where possible should lead to an increase in the amount of physical exercise in people's daily lives.
"Because the current results support that physical activities performed outdoors provide cumulative benefits for well-being in women, green exercise programs should be further promoted, given their substantial positive impact on affective experience and their potential impact on the promotion of an active lifestyle."