The fall season brings along with it beautiful scenery with the changing colors of the leaves out in nature, but with this also comes cooler temperatures and less daylight hours.
A byproduct of the cooler temperatures and less daylight is less exercise as well, as the motivation to get up and move goes down when the conditions aren’t anywhere near as comfortable as they were a month or two ago.
Still, the importance of staying committed to getting some exercise in each day can’t be understated, as movement is good for not only your physical health but your mental health as well.
Here are a few ideas and activities that you can try out to help get in some movement while nature goes through the change of season:
- Raking Leaves / Other Yardwork – Two birds, one stone here. Raking the leaves in your yard actually gives your arms and upper body a pretty good workout. Additionally, a recent study found that activities such as raking leaves can have some great health benefits, including improving cardiovascular function and lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.