7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise Now

7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise NowIf we’re heading into cooler months, is that any reason to avoid going outside?

Absolutely not!

We still benefit from fresh air and sunshine – and, really, is it THAT cold outside?

Here are just a few ideas to encourage you to go outside and MOVE YOUR BODY for a few minutes, at least.

  1. Prep for a “fun run.” Lots of towns have 5K “turkey trots” over the holidays. They’re fun, social, and you can even walk as much as you want.
  2. Double dip with outdoor/indoor. Pick a day to walk, jog or bike your way to work out with us, gaining benefits of both.
  3. Go for a walk. Enjoy the changing seasons via local parks and trails. Or drive to some nearby hills for a brisk hike.
  4. Clean up the yard. Raking leaves provides great exercise – and you get to jump in the pile when you’re done!
  5. Play outdoor sports. This could be a perfect time for golf, tennis, pickleball and more. Don’t worry if it’s a bit brisk. You’ll get warmed up in no time.
  6. Botanical gardens. When did you last enjoy the nearest similar attraction? Find a special season attraction and check it out.
  7. Toss a football. Toss a frisbee. Toss a ball with the grandkids.

This will keep you grounded through the busy season ahead. Nothing feels better than exercise – except a little time outside.


Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.

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