Summer will soon fade, but that doesn’t mean you have to take your workout indoors. The mild days of fall can be the perfect time to enjoy some fun, outdoor fitness Autumn activities. Consider these five workout ideas for autumn activities to help you stay active, on your own or with friends.
Hike through the Woods
Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy the great outdoors on a hike. With leaves changing overhead and crunching underfoot, you’ll feel invigorated by the fresh fall air in no time.
Cooler temperatures are another reason that you can’t beat the fall for hiking. So gather friends and family, and set out on a nearby trail. Either way, you won’t soon forget the beauty and inspiration from a pre-winter walk in the woods.
There’s only one time of year that you can enjoy this type of yard work and burn calories in the bargain, and that’s fall. As the leaves fall on the ground, they create an excellent calorie-burner that you can take advantage of without a gym membership.
According to Self magazine, a 150-pound person will burn 153.6 calories from just a half hour of raking. Now that’s a chore that can be a workout, too!
You can enjoy the beauty of the season by water as well as by land. If you’ve never tried kayaking before, the autumn months present the perfect opportunity.
Watch the changing colors of the leaves reflect upon a lake or river, and notice birds and wildlife preparing for winter. You can learn to kayak by taking a class if you’ve never tried it before.
Do a Night Run
The days are getting shorter. How can you still get your workout in? Participating in an organized night run is a great way to do it. Many cities host nighttime races and running events in which all levels of athlete can participate.
Whether you jog or walk the event, you’ll experience the benefits of exercising in a group after the sun goes down. Running in a group presents a safe way to observe fall’s harvest moon and stay active after dark. Just remember to limit your night running to organized group events, and take extra care if there are any poorly lit streets.
Hit the Gym
Fall weather can bring drizzly days that make you want to crawl back under the covers. Instead, get your fit on by heading straight to the gym.
There’s no limit to the amount of autumn activities you can try at your gym. Whether you take a spinning class, lift weights, try yoga, or ride a stationary bike, you’ll be burning calories instead of sitting on the couch.
Rather than using the changing weather as a reason to throw in the towel on your workout, you can change your mindset and reap the many benefits of autumn workouts. Cooler temperatures and beautiful surroundings make fall a great time to keep moving. Choose your workout and enjoy!