10 Ways to Get (& stay) Active This Fall
This time of year should get the “best of” award. Chillier sweater-weather means the kids are back in school, normalcy returns, beautiful fall colors develop and bountiful harvest foods are in every farmer’s market. Before you settle into a rhythm, make a “fit bucket list” of things you’d like to do before the snow flies, then take action. Here are some ideas:
- Visit an apple orchard and pick your own apples. Then, make a no-sugar-added applesauce. YUM!
- Play 2-hand-touch football with the family – take a sweaty pause for a christmas photo-op!
- Take a hike, literally. Visit a state park, enjoy the colorful leaves and listen to them crunch underfoot.
- Do some gardening. Plant bulbs like tulips, irises, daffodils and mums for next spring.
- Sign up – and run – a race. Breathe in the crisp, cool air and refresh your lungs.
- Rake a pile of leaves (and jump in). When you’re done with your yard, rake for your elderly neighbor. (Raking burns 300 cals/hour!)
- Visit a local farm (or farmer’s market) Incorporate fall farmer’s market vegetables into your dinners, like brussels sprouts, winter squash and tomatoes.
- Try a new sport. With the kids in school, sign up for a soccer league or outdoor bootcamp at the local park.
- Take a hilly bike ride and soak up some of the last warm rays of sun.
- Do some fall cleaning. Put on your lululemons, crank the tunes and purge your closets. Then, shop til you drop!