The dog days of summer are in the rear-view mirror. Face it, you can’t deny the tell-tale signs of fall that are already here. You wake up in the morning and it is noticeably cooler in your home, the days are getting shorter and if you head to the mountains, the smallest hint of gold can be seen in aspen groves.

During fall in Colorado, the air gets a little crisper, the leaves fall and the weather is perfect for healthy outdoor activities. The days you can get on your bike and ride are numbered, before you know, some will be flying and you will have to postpone your favorite activities until the spring thaw.

Autumn is the favorite season for many people, and we can see why. The colorful leaves and the delicious smells are just two reasons to go outside and do something active. The cool weather makes your favorite activities more enjoyable and less of a sweaty mess. Northern Colorado Laser and Skin, your source for Coolsculpting in Greeley, offers this list of fall activities that will help you burn calories and keep your shape.

Corn Maze

Getting lost in a corn maze is beneficial to your health. Walking round in a corn maze can burn as many as 200 calories an hour. And you are sure to get your blood pumping in a mad rush trying to escape.

Pick Some Apples

Instead of buying your apples at an overpriced grocery store, you can pick your own. Burning calories picking healthy fruit isn’t a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Bike Riding

Take advantage of the crisp fall air by taking the entire family on a fall bike ride. Bike riding is the perfect aerobic activity that will improve heart function as you burn calories. Bike riding is also a great way to tone and define every part of your body.

Raking Leaves

Raking leaves might not be an activity you necessarily look forward to, but it is a healthy activity to be sure. Perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad if you decide to jump in the pile of leaves you worked so hard raking up.

Climb a Rock

Fall is a great time of year to do something new, like climbing a rock for example. Climbing rocks is a pretty intense workout and it is so much fun. Take advantage of living in this wonderful state by spending a fall day climbing rocks in the mountains.

Healthy Cooking

You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to make a feast for your family. Fall is the perfect time of year to create healthy meals. Go to the local farmer’s market and load up on the goodies that have just been plucked from the vine. Make some roasted vegetables, hot and tasty soups and anything you can with squash and pumpkin.

Toss Around the Pigskin

Don’t just attend a tailgating party or watch the game on television, get out and play it. Get a group of friends together for a fun game of flag football to relish in the crisp air. If you can’t pull this off, at least take the time to toss the football around with your children and spouse.

Go for a Hike

There are as many trials in Colorado as there are Subarus on the road. Hiking burns close to 400 calories an hour, even more, if you are on a tough mountain trail. And if you do head to the mountains for a tough trail, the changing leaves promise a beautiful and colorful experience.

Add Pumpkin Puree to Everything

Pumpkin is a healthy food, not only is it high in fiber, it also helps lower blood pressure, helps you sleep at night and it can reduce your bad cholesterol. For these reasons, you will want to add it to whatever foods you can.

Make Chili

Chili is a protein-filled dish that is as healthy as it is delicious. Just add your favorite types of beans, tomatoes fresh from the garden and various other veggies and you have a warm and comforting meal for those chilly fall evenings.

Coolsculpting will leave you feeling confident and looking your best. If this is how you want to enter fall, contact Northern Colorado Laser and Skin and schedule an appointment.