Fun Ways to Stay Fit this Fall
It’s officially fall, which means that cooler weather and shorter days are rapidly approaching. After the heat of summer, the cooler temperatures of fall are certainly welcomed, and you’ll be able to get outside much more than usual. However, no matter how cool it is, finding the inspiration for fun things to do to stay fit outside can be difficult. Here are 3 fun ways to stay fit this fall.
Enjoy Fall Traditions
Autumn is full of traditions that are fun, will keep you fit, and are appropriate for the entire family. One of the most popular traditions is a corn maze. You’ll have fun with your friends or family while working out your mind and getting your steps in. If you’re looking for some Halloween-based fun, you can also try a haunted corn maze. Between the jump scares and running away, you’re certain to get your heart pumping.
If you’re looking for something more laid back, and perhaps even romantic, you can also try apple picking. Between walking around, climbing the ladder, and harvesting the apples, you’ll get an easy, low impact workout, along with some delicious fruit that you can enjoy later.
Biking is also a popular fall activity thanks to the cool weather and beautiful sights. Grab a friend or three and take a quick bike ride through town or through your local park. You’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the leaves changing and falling while also getting in a moderate workout that will help you get fit as the weather gets colder and it gets difficult to go outside again.
Take Time for Fall Cleaning
During the summer when the temperatures are scorching, it can be hard to get outside and handle chores like gardening, raking, and cleaning up. If you find yourself with a free weekend, or even just an hour or two throughout the week, take some time to get in the yard and do some fall cleaning. Raking and gardening are great ways to work out your upper body, and, depending on what you’re cleaning, you can get a whole body workout.
You may also find that this is also the best time to prepare your house for the winter. Tasks such as checking the insulation, cleaning the gutters, and cleaning out the fireplace are both physically and mentally rewarding. Just make sure to exercise caution when doing some of the more extreme projects.
Get Your Steps In
Sometimes, all you need to stay healthy is to reach the CDC’s recommended 2000 steps a day. With the cool temperatures and beautiful sights of fall, this shouldn’t be too hard. While walking alone is fun, you can also incorporate your loved ones. You can take a friend or pet on a hike to enjoy the leaves changing colors; you can take your children to the park, or you can take a stroll around your neighborhood – the possibilities are endless when it comes to walking in the fall.