With temperatures across (most) of the country starting to drop and the fall atmosphere abundant, it is easy to get comfortable with settling into a nice cozy position on the couch curled up watching movies and drinking cider. However, that won't do much for you mentally or physically. We like to emphasize that being active is not just about hitting the gym for an hour a day, or training for a few events a year. Instead, it is a complete mindset - which by the way makes training that much easier. Being fit is more about staying active, and enjoying activities that may take some physical work to complete.
If you consider yourself extremely active, or just an go-go-go person you may want to skip this. But, if you are looking for ideas to add a little extra activity to your life along with some fun as the seasons change...keep reading.
Now, when we say pumpkin patch, we aren't talking about going to the cardboard box at your nearest Wal-Mart. We are referring to the pumpkin patches that are more like a fall activity haven. Depending on what region you live in, there is one most likely within a 30-45 minute drive from your house. If you live way out in the middle of nowhere then we assume you probably are already getting an abundant amount of exercise from your farm labor.
These types of pumpkin patches are typically spread over a pretty good size amount of land. Many have corn mazes, slides, apple picking, and a slew of other activities. You will most likely have a harder time finding something you would not enjoy during a visit. However if you are really looking to up the ante and get the most exercise while you're there we do have some tips:
We opted for this over the fairly typical hike. Yes, hiking is fun. Yes, it is great exercise...we just opted to give you a new idea for viewing fall color in a pretty setting. What else is great about paddle boating? Working those legs!! Most people hate working their legs (so sad) but nevertheless this is a fun way to work those trunks this fall while taking in all the fall scenery has to offer.
If you enjoy photography take along your camera and we bet you can get some awesome shots! While you're at it we have some more tips if you are looking to get the most out of your activity.
This is the perfect option for those of you who are suckers for scary movies. Instead of vegging on the couch for hours or days at a time watching them, just pick a couple to scatter around so that the couch does not suck you in. Then you can enjoy another variety of haunted attractions as well! We left this one kind of broad, because some of you may love the idea of heading to your nearest fright fest at an amusement park while some of your stomachs are already churning thinking about roller coasters. You could go to a haunted house, amusement park haunted night, haunted parks etc. Just check locally to you and we are sure you will find something good.
What does every single haunted attraction have in common? Walking. Lots and lots of walking. That equals more calories burning, and if you pack yourself healthy alternatives to the fair type food then you will be doing even better to stay on top of owning your lifestyle. We have listed a few tips below to get even more out of your scary trip, not too many though since you will be on your feet and moving most of the time anyways.
Some of you are loving the idea of this already, while feel the sighs and eye rolls happening among others. This is one of those things you will either love the idea of and not think twice about doing or will steer clear of (in this case skip to number ).
What is it about throwing a party that can help you stay active? Well if you go all out there will be a lot of decorating. What comes with decorating? Movement. And a lot of it. There will be climbing, crawling, walking, running, reaching, carrying and the list goes on. Plus there is an added bonus to throwing your own party versus attending one: you control the food. That is a big deal! Anyways, we have some extra tips below if you want to get the most bang for your physical buck through the process.
Rollerblading, Jogging, Football, Hiking...any of these activities (and more) are great exercise! Combine that with the cool and crisp fall weather and you're looking at a more comfortable atmosphere where you will last much longer. Make sure you bring enough water to stay hydrated, even when temperatures drop water is still essential to your body. Our only tips on this one is pick any activity you enjoy...and go enjoy it! We have listed some extra ideas before, just in case some had slipped your mind.
We could list activities all day, but you get the idea. Anything that makes you move and you enjoy is a good idea.
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