You don’t need to drop all your outdoor activities as the temperature falls. With many autumn activities to choose from, you can keep fit and enjoy all this season has to offer. Experts from the Top Trainers DVD set (buytoptrainers.com) have come up with calorie-burning autumn activities to get your body in top shape.
Please note: Calories burned per hour depend on an individual’s weight. Calories listed below are approximate numbers. The harder your work, the more you burn.
Raking leaves doesn’t need to be a household chore. You can make it a family activity. Tighten your biceps and triceps when raking; switch your leading arm once half the yard is done. This works your upper body. If you want to expand to work your legs, lunge backwards alternating legs with every leaf-raking motion. Burn anywhere from 200-350 calories.
Jogging with the Pup
Grab your pooch and hit the road—literally, hit the road. Aside from being your best friend, a dog can be the best running partner. If your running partner needs a break—don’t stop. Keep jogging in place. To up the ante, you can do jumping jacks or high knees as you wait. Burn anywhere from 200-400 calories per hour.
Pumpkins Picking or Lifting?
When hitting the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve— pick a five, ten and fifteen pound pumpkin. And, don’t be so quick to grab those carving tools. Pumpkins can easily be used as weights. Hold the fifteen pound pumpkin in both arms in front of your upper abdomen area, and rotate your body from right to left. Substitute that medicine ball for a pumpkin! The lighter pumpkins can act as weights to strengthen those arms. Burn anywhere from 150-500 calories per hour.
Take your Yoga mat outdoors. But before doing so, know your moves. Try Ellen Barrett’s 45-minute Yogini class featured on the Top Trainers DVD set (www.buytoptrainers.com). Take those moves to your yoga mat outdoors. Enjoy the breeze, and be one with nature! Burn anywhere from 300-400 per hour.
What are you going to do to stay fit this fall?
About Top Trainers
The founders behind HealthyFitBodies.com have collaborated with the best trainers nationwide to provide one DVD set, offering fitness enthusiasts a dream team of personal trainers in a box. The Top Trainers (www.buytoptrainers.com) program is designed to constantly challenge you and your body. The program uses the “blend method” offering workouts from multiple fitness disciplines. By blending all different techniques for weight loss they have created the optimal mixture of exercises to have the maximum effectiveness.