A break from the hot summer weather means more and more people are itching to spend time outdoors. Many outdoor fall activities can double as a work out. The best part of these activities is that you won't even realize you are exercising and you will enjoy yourself the whole time.Take in the fall weather and colors by heading outdoors for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple picking, or just to check out the change leaves. Whatever you choose to do, do it with enthusiasm and get your workout in!
Don't forget about those fall chores that seem daunting, but if made into a workout can be made a little more fun. For example: Racking leaves, cleaning out the gutters, or preparing your flower beds for winter. Focus on the end result instead of your displeasure with the task. This will make the task more enjoyable and go a lot faster.These activities are great for adults and children. Have fun with the fall weather with these activities.
Corn mazes are a popular fall family activity. Walking through a maze of corn stalks can get your adrenaline and competitiveness going. Walking is a great workout; if you want to up the workout a little more, go through the maze multiple times or make it a race. Team up and see who can get through the maze the fastest. Be careful of those around you, just because you are in a rush, you don't want to knock anybody over or ruin their experience.
Pumpkin patch: Pumpkin Picking
Going to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect carving pumpkin is a traditional fall activity. Just like the corn maze, going to the pumpkin patch means walking. Pick up a pumpkin right away. Even if it's not the pumpkin you will ultimately take home, carrying around a pumpkin while you look for the perfect one is like carrying a set of weights while you walk. Really want to get into it? Do a couple of reps lifting the pumpkin. You don't need to make it obvious, just lift the pumpkin up every once in a while and work your arms muscles. Every time you check out a new pumpkin, set yours down and engage your leg muscles every time you pick it up and set it down.
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Apple orchard:Apple picking
Going to the apple orchard is great in so many ways. Fresh apples taste delicious and offer so many opportunities to make homemade apple goodies. Walk around the apple orchard and find the perfect apples to take home. Just like the pumpkin patch, carrying around a bushel of apples can be quite the workout!
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Fall leaves: Look at the fall colors
Take the chance to enjoy the colors of fall. Go on a walk, run, bike ride, or kayak trip and take in the colors of fall. Working out in a beautiful setting makes it a lot easier to take your mind off it. Find the best places to see the fall foliage here.