Just because the weather has turned doesn’t mean that you have to go into hibernation like a bear because of a little rain. While it might be time to pack away the men’s sports sandals and pull out the cleats and basketball shoes, that isn’t an excuse for not being able to stay active during this fall season. There are several fall sports that you can still participate in to keep up a good exercise routine that is more enjoyable than running on a treadmill. When you are playing sports outside in the autumn months, you must take precautions so that you don’t end up getting sick from dressing inappropriately.
Wearing sweatshirts and sweatpants when playing outside fall sports, such as football, will help you to stay warm while the rain is pouring down. Warm socks are also a must considering that you are going to be playing in the mud and your feet will eventually get wet. The warmer and dryer you can keep your feet, the less chance you have of getting sick.
If you are going for a mild exercise such as a brisk walk this fall, make sure that you dress warmly for that as well. Wearing a warm coat, a hat that covers your ears and long pants will help you to stay warmer when you are walking. The faster you walk, the more your heart will pump which will help you to create your own body heat that will have you sweating in no time. If you are a jogger, it is advised to jog in the afternoon or evening if at all possible. While you can still go out in your shorts still, the air isn’t as crisp as it is in the early morning hours and will cause far more breathing problems for people than waiting until the air warms.
If you aren’t a fan of getting rained on while you are playing sports, there are indoor sports that you can play for exercise too. Basketball is most always in season when you are playing indoors. Many gyms offer tournaments and games that you can compete against other gym locations when you play on one of their teams. If you do choose to play an indoor sport, it is important that you bring enough clothes to keep your body temperature approximately the same as while you were inside. Going from one temperature to another that is such an extreme change can put your system in shock which can make you feel dizzy, nauseous and sick.
Indoor skating is a fun exercise, especially if you take the kids along. If you are ice skating, dress warmly in tighter fitting clothing. You are still skating on ice; therefore, it’s going to be a bit chilly even though you are indoors. Make sure that your clothing is not loose because loose or dangling clothing, like scarves, can catch on the blades of your ice skates and take you down, causing serious injury. Wearing fitted jeans and a warm sweatshirt or thermal shirt is more than enough to keep you warm while on the ice.
By: Samantha Wilson is a blogger who writes about travel and tourism. She enjoys visiting new places and getting the best deals. No matter where she goes she always takes her Source hiking sandals, backpack and water bottle.