With September right around the corner, fall is making its way to the forefront! The temperature dropping makes for the most ideal workout weather. Refreshing and crisp air invites individuals to get outside. Being outdoors will replenish your body with vitamin D allowing your body to absorb calcium and phosphorous. Being outside promotes good mental health.
Outdoor Activities for Everyone
You may be asking, “What can I do outdoors? I am not outdoorsy.” or “How can I get my whole family outside?”.
The reality is that there is an activity for everyone to participate in. Whether you are young or old, fall weather invites everyone to get out and breathe fresh air. Getting the whole family involved doesn’t have to be stressful. If you or your family are not currently active, try starting with 30 minutes of physical activity a day such as walking. Here are some fun outdoor activities to try this fall.
Go for a hike
Listening to the sound of leaves crunching under your feet while absorbing picturesque scenery speaks fall. Hiking is a great stress-relieving activity for adults and children. The adventure-filled mountains in the backyard of the Wasatch front are the perfect environment to discover an abundance of hikes. With lakes, canyons, rivers, and views, there is a path waiting for you to explore. A few benefits of hiking include:
- Lowers risk of diseases
- Improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Increased bone density
- Building overall muscle strength
- Core Strengthening
- Improve balance
Play in the Park
You do not have to be a child to play in the park. Grab a ball, frisbee, and your friends for an entertaining game at a local park. With so many games to choose from, the friendly competition is bound to bring everyone together. Make memories and keep the energy elevated. The social aspect of gathering your friends or family for a friendly game improves your social relationships.
Walk or Run
Going for a stroll or a jog is a tranquil activity to enjoy the season. Invite a friend for a chat or savor the moment of personal time. No matter where you live, roaming around is a fantastic way to get exercise on any day. Regular runners will often talk about how good they feel after a run or walk metally and physically.
Corn mazes are a classic, nostalgic fall activity surrounded by pumpkins, fall foods, and family. Walking through a corn maze is fun and will get your feet moving. Children love exploring new paths and a corn maze will allow just that.
Enjoy a night under the stars in the early fall! Camping is beneficial for the mind and body. Take in the crips days exploring the mountains and chilly evenings around a fire. Camping gets you into fresh air around the trees. Your body can function with less strain when there is plenty of oxygen to breath in. It also can improve your social life. Bringing along a friend or family member on your camping trip can help you enjoy a memorable experience together that can help you keep a healthy, happy relationship.
Take a Fitness Class
It is common to find fitness classes and specialty classes start in the Fall season. Widen your horizon and challenge yourself! Some classes or conducted outside and inside. At Ogden Chiropractic, we understand the benefits of exercise along with nutrition. With so many options for fitness, you can choose a variation that fits your needs.
A few popular fitness classes are:
- Hot Yoga
Along with the physical benefits, taking a fitness class benefits your mental health by entering a social environment with people who also want to improve themselves. Surrounding yourself around individuals who push themselves outside of their comfort zones can have a positive impact on you.
Visit Farmer’s Market
Fall Farmer’s Markets are a great place to get those steps in and experience the seasonal produce. Supplying your kitchen with real local nutrition is ideal for a healthy lifestyle. Our team at Ogden Chiropractic believes that proper nutrition is an essential part of healthy living. Fresh produce is a delicious and healthy addition to any kitchen.
In addition, it supports local farmers in your community. Giving back to your community is an easy and positive contribution to make. Tasting fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables can keep your diet exciting and lively. There is something for everyone to partake in at the Farmer’s Market.
Whether you are into mountain biking or cycling around the city, getting on a bike is therapeutic and fun! There are numerous health benefits to regular cycling. Some benefits include:
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- Improved joint mobility
- Increased muscle strength
- Increased flexibility
- Bone Strengthening
- Lower Stress Levels
- Improved Coordination
- Improved Posture
- Disease Prevention
Get outside and cherish the colorful fall foliage this season as you get fit this fall no matter the activity you choose. Your body and mind will thank you for the fresh air and experiences. Ogden Chiropractic provides patients with solutions for healthy living.