10 Ways to Stay Fit for Fall

Don’t let the cooler months knock you off the wagon.

Walk It Out - Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to fall off the wagon. From hiking to biking to watching television (yes, TV!), there are a number of fun and easy ways to stay active. By Britt Middleton  The color of the leaves are changing and the air is refreshingly crisp — why not take in the best fall has to offer by getting outside? It’s a great opportunity to explore the parks and hiking trails in your community.  Estimated Burn: 200-430 calories per hour  (Photo: Fuse)

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Walk It Out - Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to fall off the wagon. From hiking to biking to watching television (yes, TV!), there are a number of fun and easy ways to stay active. By Britt Middleton The color of the leaves are changing and the air is refreshingly crisp — why not take in the best fall has to offer by getting outside? It’s a great opportunity to explore the parks and hiking trails in your community. Estimated Burn: 200-430 calories per hour (Photo: Fuse)

Bike It Out - This summer, we’ve seen tons of celebrities biking around town and for good reason! A leisurely trek is also a greener alternative to driving!  Estimated Burn: 292 calories per hour  (Photo: Jordan Siemens/ Getty Images)

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Bike It Out - This summer, we’ve seen tons of celebrities biking around town and for good reason! A leisurely trek is also a greener alternative to driving! Estimated Burn: 292 calories per hour (Photo: Jordan Siemens/ Getty Images)

Be One With Nature - If you live near a lake, kayaking or canoeing is a great option for getting out in nature. Plus, it’s an excellent workout for your core, arms and shoulders.   Estimated Burn: 256 calories per hour  (Photo: LWA/Larry Williams)

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Be One With Nature - If you live near a lake, kayaking or canoeing is a great option for getting out in nature. Plus, it’s an excellent workout for your core, arms and shoulders. Estimated Burn: 256 calories per hour (Photo: LWA/Larry Williams)

Be a Team Player - Exercise is always more fun with friends or family. Get yours together to play a game of touch football or basketball in the park, or join a community intramural league to make some new teammates. Agree to a weekly commitment and keep each other accountable.  Estimated Burn: 584 calories per hour  (Photo: Jupiterimages)

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Be a Team Player - Exercise is always more fun with friends or family. Get yours together to play a game of touch football or basketball in the park, or join a community intramural league to make some new teammates. Agree to a weekly commitment and keep each other accountable. Estimated Burn: 584 calories per hour (Photo: Jupiterimages)

Pound the Pavement - Check your local newspaper for community road races happening in your area. Many raise money for charities, so you can do good while you slim down.Estimated Burn: 606 calories per hour(Photo: Kristian Sekulic/Getty Images)

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Pound the Pavement - Check your local newspaper for community road races happening in your area. Many raise money for charities, so you can do good while you slim down.Estimated Burn: 606 calories per hour(Photo: Kristian Sekulic/Getty Images)

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Lawn Business - Ok, we’ll admit it: nobody looks forward to doing yard work. But those falling leaves have to get raked! Create a hot playlist, grab some friends and make a day of it. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of working muscles in your back, glutes and thighs.Estimated Burn: 298 calories per hour(Photo: Garry Wade// Getty Images)

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Lawn Business - Ok, we’ll admit it: nobody looks forward to doing yard work. But those falling leaves have to get raked! Create a hot playlist, grab some friends and make a day of it. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of working muscles in your back, glutes and thighs.Estimated Burn: 298 calories per hour(Photo: Garry Wade// Getty Images)

Join a Gym - If the weather isn't permissible for outdoor fun, find a gym in your community that offers cardio fitness classes, such as cycling or Zumba. Many offer free trial periods so you can sample their services before committing. Inquire with the gym staff about special cost-saving promotions or check out discount websites like Groupon or LivingSocial  to find additional membership deals near you. Estimated Burn: 533 calories per hour(Photo: Getty Images)

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Join a Gym - If the weather isn't permissible for outdoor fun, find a gym in your community that offers cardio fitness classes, such as cycling or Zumba. Many offer free trial periods so you can sample their services before committing. Inquire with the gym staff about special cost-saving promotions or check out discount websites like Groupon or LivingSocial  to find additional membership deals near you. Estimated Burn: 533 calories per hour(Photo: Getty Images)

Dive In - Swimming at an indoor pool is great exercise you can do year-round. Your community likely has one for public use. If you choose to get a gym membership, take advantage of the facilities there.Estimated Burn: 423 calories per hour(Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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Dive In - Swimming at an indoor pool is great exercise you can do year-round. Your community likely has one for public use. If you choose to get a gym membership, take advantage of the facilities there.Estimated Burn: 423 calories per hour(Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Dancing Queen - Ok, this may seem like a no-brainer, but dancing at home to your favorite jams is a great cardio burn. Plus, it's free! Make the most of your sweat session and dance while cleaning the house. You’ll get more done and have more fun doing it! Estimated Burn: 365 calories per hour(Photo: Bambu Productions/The Image Bank)

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Dancing Queen - Ok, this may seem like a no-brainer, but dancing at home to your favorite jams is a great cardio burn. Plus, it's free! Make the most of your sweat session and dance while cleaning the house. You’ll get more done and have more fun doing it! Estimated Burn: 365 calories per hour(Photo: Bambu Productions/The Image Bank)

TV Fitness Challenge - No, we’re not kidding when we tell you to make a workout date with your television. Since all your favorite shows are returning for fall, why not make a deal to squeeze in sit-ups in between commercial breaks or lunges each time your favorite character does something scandalous? We’re planning on knocking out some push-ups each time Olivia Pope sneaks away for a rendezvous with the president on Scandal! (Photo: Neustockimages)

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TV Fitness Challenge - No, we’re not kidding when we tell you to make a workout date with your television. Since all your favorite shows are returning for fall, why not make a deal to squeeze in sit-ups in between commercial breaks or lunges each time your favorite character does something scandalous? We’re planning on knocking out some push-ups each time Olivia Pope sneaks away for a rendezvous with the president on Scandal! (Photo: Neustockimages)