With the cooler temperatures, unpredictable weather and shorter days in Autumn, it’s tempting to take your workout indoors until Spring. However, by making some simple changes to your routine, you can keep enjoying your outdoor activities throughout the season.
Warm-up and stretch
When it’s cold, our bodies need time to warm up for outdoor exercise or you can be at risk for injury. Add in some warm-up exercises and dynamic stretching before pushing your limits, whether you are hiking, playing soccer or enjoying an afternoon of golf.
In Autumn and Winter, it may be too cold outside to wear shorts and a t-shirt, but keep in mind that your body temperature will rise during exercise. To keep yourself comfortable, wear layers that you can easily take on and off and store during your workout. Invest in quality rain and wind-resistant outer-gear if you like to enjoy the outdoors in all types of weather.
Protect your skin
Even though you may not be feeling the heat from the sun, UV rays reach your skin all year round. Add in a combination of dry air, wind and colder temperatures, and your skin may become chapped and sensitive during the colder months. Protect your skin from harsher elements with an “all-in-one” natural daily SPF like Stoüt.
Even though the sun may not be beating down on you like in the summer, it’s still a good idea to stay hydrated, especially if you perspire during exercise. Many regions also experience drier air during the chillier months as there is less humidity in the air than Summer.
Be aware of your surroundings
Darker and shorter days, changing weather patterns, puddles, fog and fallen branches can all create hazardous conditions during your outdoor exercise. Be aware of your surroundings and plan ahead before you start any adventure.