As fall begins with the end of summer, cool nights, bright and golden sun hit the atmosphere while leaves change color and take up a crunchy characteristic. More than any other time, it’s probably the best time of the year to get out there and do some important workouts. Taking some time during summer and autumn to enjoy the outdoors and some wonderful workouts has its perks. Once the winter is here you won’t be that fortunate until many months later in spring.
Fall is the ideal time to make the most of great weather to keep fit and build a healthier you. Research actually shows that working out outdoors raises levels of endorphins which make a person to feel really good as euphoric feelings and gratification takes over.
Outdoor workouts in fall and probably any other time also enhance energy, revitalize the body and instigate positive and warm thoughts. In fact, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya made the most of fall weather in Vienna, Austria in October 12, 2019 to engrave his name in history as the first human being in the world ever to run a full 42-kilometer marathon in under 2 hours!
To get you started, here are a number of workout ideas to help you make the most of excellent fall weather.
The treadmill is a good exercise tool but it can never be compared to trail running in fall. Autumn offers you the perfect chance to try out your jogs and run on real ground in beautiful surroundings along familiar trails. More than anything else you can be sure of enhanced coordination and sense of balance while working out your cardio and burning some considerable fat.
Canoeing or kayaking activities offer one of the most low-impact yet amazing ways of enjoying the outdoors. Beyond being in beautiful surroundings you’re sure to reduce stress. In case you choose the beach to pick up a boat you’re in luck since fall usually has fewer number of visitors as the days get colder. Burning cardio while furiously canoeing in a backdrop of striking fall foliage will be a view you might never forget for a while.
According to research, one of the ways not only to be healthier, but also add some happiness in your life is enjoying a quality hike. It has also been found to reduce blood pressure, including lowering the risk of heart complications, diabetes and stroke. In the scenic of fall is the perfect time to find a few likeminded friends and hit the hiking trails in the mountains. The picture-perfect experience allows you to take a peek at colorful leaves and golden sun beams while working up a comfortable cardio.
Whether you’re with your family or just a few friends, outdoor sports have a way of bringing friends and family together, helps you burn calories with a smile on your face, work up a cardio and enjoy yourself profusely. Fall allows you to enjoy the sport your circle of acquaintances, friends or family can also engage in, which include soccer, football, pickup games, baseball, some short race competitions, among others. Outdoor games are just too many. Even better, most regions have autumn outdoor games leagues always open for new members. You can even create your own small league or competition and bring together friends to compete while having fun in the backdrop of scenic fall skies, drinks and barbeque.
There’s definitely no better time to engage in scintillating cross country running than in fall. You might have noticed that a good number of marathons in most world cities are held in autumn. Running cross country allows you to taste a different way of working out distinct from just running around the gym or your neighborhood.
Not many love the idea of doing household chores for workout or even fun. It just doesn’t happen. However, if your home is always awash with falling crunchy fall leaves of all colors you can use the opportunity to rake them while also accomplishing your workout needs. You can be sure of burning some calories and enjoying a sweaty exercise that kills two birds with one stone.