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I love Autumn. The colours, the fresh crisp air, Halloween – it is by far my favourite season! After enjoying the outdoors during the hot summer months, it’s no surprise that our automatic reaction to cool, fall weather can be to head indoors, but this is the perfect time to get outside, spend time in the garden or at the park, and work on those projects that you CAN’T do once the winter months have us hunker down and hibernate.
To help motivate you, I’m sharing some of my favourite things to do outdoors during the fall, and my secrets that help keep me going (even if it’s a little chilly).
There’s nothing better than going for a long, fall walk to take in all the sensory experiences the season has to offer. From the smell of fresh air, to the colourful changing leaves, you’re sure to make this a staple in your weekly routine. But with the change of season comes a change to our wardrobe. Switching from sandals to shoes and boots can be uncomfortable as our feet get used to different footwear. To help ease any discomfort, I wear my Dr. Scholl’s Comfort & Energy Massaging Gel Insoles, especially on longer walks to make sure I can comfortably keep moving without having to turn back early. These insoles are great for foot and leg fatigue, with gel waves that massage the most sensitive areas of my foot.
If you’re looking for a little more activity, there are lots of options to keep you going during the fall. If you’re really adventurous, join a fall sports league, or get your family out to play a new sport like soccer or softball. I look forward to the cool evenings as a chance to get back into running – it’s been a brutal summer, and I had no intention of being outside if I didn’t absolutely need to be! If sports aren’t your thing, check out fun outdoor activities happening in your area each week, like apple picking or going to a pumpkin patch. I know what you’re thinking, the aches and pains that come with physical activity can be a deterrent (even if it’s picking up a few pumpkins), especially if it affects your sleep. I keep ALEVE Nighttime on my nightstand so I don’t have to worry. ALEVE Nighttime relieves my muscle aches and pains for up to 12 hours, plus it has a sleep aid to help me fall asleep and stay asleep.
I love letting my artistic side come out and creating DIY things for the house or crafts with my kids. It’s amazing how creative my son can get using colourful leaves, birch bark, or flowers. Looking for a fun and easy craft for your little one? Try to make a fall frame using sticks, and gluing leaves, stones and dried flowers to the frame. Bonus points if you use it to frame a picture taken on one of your walks!
Our family is always looking for new fall activities to do together, what are your favourite things to do during the fall season?
- This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.