Get outdoors this fall

We all want to continue to do the things we want and need to do for as long as possible. Taking good care of your body and mind is one way to help build and maintain strength, balance, flexibility and confidence.

You may be thinking, “I want to be outside, not in a gym.” You’re in luck. You can be active anywhere! Here are some creative ways to enjoy the great outdoors and burn some calories.

Join a walking group or create your own

Walking is a great way to lower stress, lose weight (which can help lower blood pressure1) and much more. Because the weather is cooler, fall is the perfect time to grab friends and family and get outside. Join a walking group or make a weekly schedule and create your own group. It’s the perfect way to socialize and exercise at the same time!

Turn your daily activities into exercise

Get some exercise doing things you already love to do. Make an obstacle course in the yard or at the park for you and your grandkids to do together. When possible, walk or bike to do your errands instead of driving. Going golfing? Leave the cart at the clubhouse and walk instead. Do some squats and lunges while you’re working in the garden. Babysitting the grandkids? Teach them some yoga moves.

Connect with your SilverSneakers community outdoors and online

Need some summer workout buddies? Check out activities like walking and hiking groups, indoor and outdoor exercise classes, social events and online resources that may be available through Silver Sneakers2 to help you stay active and connected in person or from home. You have access to live virtual classes and hundreds of workout videos through SilverSneakers LIVE, opens new window and SilverSneakers On-Demand, opens new window to so you can exercise whenever you want, from wherever you want – even your own backyard.

Make this fall different. Get active, make some new friends, and go outside and play every day! Go to SilverSneakers.com, opens new window to find convenient locations3 and classes in your neighborhood.

Always talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Sources

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/prevent.htm, opens new window
  2. Membership includes SilverSneakers instructor-led group fitness classes. Some locations offer members additional classes. Classes vary by location.
  3. Participating locations (“PL”) are not owned or operated by Tivity Health, Inc. or its affiliates. Use of PL facilities and amenities is limited to terms and conditions of PL basic membership. Facilities and amenities vary by PL.