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Even though it’s tempting to stay indoors as the weather becomes cooler, it’s important to spend time outdoors. However, the days of visiting an outdoor pool or sunbathing are over for the year. To make sure you still spend time in the fresh air to boost your immune system and refresh your lungs, read our top 7 things to do in autumn. From active to relaxed past-times, there’s something to do for everyone.
During autumn, it’s the perfect weather to go for a walk outdoors. It’s not too hot that you need to stop in the shade or too cold that you want to be indoors. Layer up and take a stroll around your local park or lake. Not only will the exercise improve your mental and physical health, it will also help you to burn off some energy for a better night’s sleep.
Autumnal colours make great photographs, so head out with your camera and take some pictures. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or more professional, it doesn’t matter as long as it gets you outdoors.
With busy months approaching, now is the perfect time to get together friends and family for a few hours. You could have a barbecue or a campfire depending on the time of day and enjoy each other’s company. It will be a great time to catch up before the holiday season kicks in, plus an excuse to enjoy fresh, home-cooked food.
For a more active option, why not go for a bike ride? You can travel quite long distances on a bike in quite a short time so if possible, try to swap out your usual bus or car journeys and cycle there instead. If your usual commutes are too long to change, try cycling somewhere local for half an hour in the morning, evening or on the weekend.
Most places have a local fruit or vegetable farm where you can pick your own produce. If you have one nearby, head down and pick some fresh produce, then bake with it at home. You could make apple pie, rhubarb crumble or whatever else you feel like. Not only will it save you a trip to the supermarket, it will also help you to eat healthier and use time more productively.
Remember all of those garden chores that you planned to do over summer but never got around to doing? Getting them done before the winter sets in will help you to relax at the end of the year. Wash the car yourself, paint the fence, clean the paths and weed any plant beds to get some fresh air and get two things done at once.
One of the best things to do in autumn is go camping on a mild weekend. Not only is it cheaper to rent a space on a campsite in the cooler months, it’s less likely to be really busy. Gather your friends or some close family and camp for a few nights to get outdoors rather than being stuffed up inside.
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