Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Fitness... Enjoy the Season

This article was originally published on October 3, 2013 in KellyJeffreyWellness blog

This time of the year is a great time to get outside and exercise. Many people are taking the time to set some new workout goals. The summer season of traveling with the kids is over and now it is time to focus on your health. 

Cross- Country Running or Walking is a great solo exercise and can be done with friends. The heat of the summer has passed and the fresh cool fall air is a terrific time to enjoy your workouts outside. Both running and walking are excellent activities to help build your muscular endurance.

What about raking the leaves for a classic workout? This is an activity that can be done with your kids or by yourself. Taking just one hour out of your busy day to rake leaves burn close to 400 calories.

Frisbee or Football is another great workout that your kids will enjoy doing with you. Taking just 30 minutes to enjoy this high energy sport is a way to reduce stress and have fun. People can burn up to 300 calories in 30 minutes depending on intensity of course.

Playing a game of basketball in this weather is a terrific way to feel energized and bring out your competitive spirit. You are not only going to give your lower body a workout but your upper body as well.

Mountain Biking is a way to enjoy nature and puts less stress on joints then other activities. It is a great way to build endurance levels and torch calories quickly. It works your quads and gluts as you cycle your way up hilly areas.

I hope you all feel the energy of fall and enjoy some of these wonderful outside exercises.
Have a Blessed Season
~~~ Kelly Jeffrey

This post is reproduced from KellyJeffreyWellness blog with permission from Kelly Jeffrey, the author.