Autumn is a great time to get out and about and increase your activity levels. The days are cooler, and this means you can be out more without overheating or risk becoming really dehydrated.

Here are some easy, fun autumn fitness activities to aid your weight loss journey and improve healthy movement levels!

Woodland walks

Who doesn’t love the colours of autumn? One of our biggest weight loss tips this Autumn is to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Woodland walks are always a lovely pastime, but they seem extra special when the trees are changing colour and the sun is streaming through their branches.

Pop on your wellies and a scarf and take your kids, partner, pets or friends out wandering.

Raking the leaves

The beautiful reds and golds of the trees don’t just have to be viewed to be enjoyed. Pick up a rake and build a huge pile of leaves – if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try jumping in! Raking is a fantastic aerobic activity.

Conker collecting and pumpkin picking

Nothing screams autumn in the UK like conkers and pumpkins. Head to your local park and pick a load of conkers (mind the prickles!) to freeze ready for conker fights.

Or maybe you’ve grown out of conker fights and need something a bit more adult. Perhaps pumpkin patches are more your thing, which can be found in many counties across the UK. Carrying your newly acquired squash back to the car is a great exercise to promote weight loss this autumn.

Bonus points for taking it home and get your arms working with some carving too!

Couch to 5km

We all know running is a brilliant way to exercise to encourage weight loss, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us. Luckily, there are lots of ways to get into running nowadays.

Why not try out a ‘Couch to 5k’ workout programme this autumn? It’s a simple and effective approach to building up your stamina, helping you to reach that 5k mark!

Prep a bonfire

Putting together a bonfire is a great autumn workout to get those arms moving! Try chopping wood to build a solid base for your fire and gathering up your garden cuttings and trimmings to burn on it. Once it’s alight, gather around it with your family and friends for a cosy evening in. Why not satisfy your sweet tooth by toasting a couple of small marshmallows on it too!

Find an indoor pursuit

If the nights become too cool or dark for outdoor activities, why not find something you can do inside, that you can continue during winter?

Try out some indoor racket sports like badminton or squash to keep up your fitness levels this autumn. If you’re looking for something less active, why not follow some online videos like yoga or Pilates?

Remember, activity doesn’t have to be strenuous all the time, a raised heart rate or a little added intensity is enough to get your movement levels up.

For more weight loss tips on how to keep fit this autumn, get in touch with your local weight loss clinic to speak to one of our specialist doctors.

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