With Autumn officially upon us, the temperatures are starting to drop and it’s starting to get downright pleasant outside. But even with the nicer weather, it can be tempting to spend your days indoors: there’s football on every weekend, the days are getting shorter and it’s peak comfort food season. This can all add up and make staying active easier said than done.

With that in mind, we decided to put together this nifty guide to help you stay active and healthy while making the most of the fall weather.

Enjoy the Fall Leaves...

Each Fall, people all over get in their cars and hit the road to go leaf-spotting. If you’re one of those people, we suggest adding a few additional steps (pun intended) to that: park the car when you reach your destination and go for a hike! You’ll still get the sweeping views from the roadside, but once you venture onto the trails, you’ll be surrounded by a canopy of beautiful fall leaves. So, lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails!

...And Rake the Fall Leaves Yourself

Not only is doing yard work yourself an excellent workout, but it’s also a great way to save money while giving yourself a sense of pride and accomplishment. If raking leaves seems like a daunting task, you can easily break the job up into 30-minute chunks and tackle a little bit every day. That little bit of aerobic activity is more than enough to make a difference, so put on your work boots, grab a rake and get active.

Sign Up for a 5k and Train for It

There seems to be an almost unlimited number 5k events that happen during the Fall and we think it’s the perfect opportunity to get active. Because, here’s the thing: you don’t have to make it a race, and you don’t even have to jog or run if you don’t want to. And while a 5k (3.1 miles) may seem like a long distance to cover in one go, it’s something you can easily set a goal for and practice for in the lead-up to the big day. Even if your goal is to simply finish the course, that’s a worthy accomplishment! However you plan to tackle the event, we suggest a pair of comfy and supportive men's or women's active shoes.

Take the Football Outside

With college football on TV all day on Saturdays and professional football on all day Sunday, it can be very easy to spend an entire weekend on the couch in your Basis Slip-Ons watching the games. But what you may not realize is that a significant chunk of what’s on TV isn’t football at all: it’s pre-game shows, post-game shows and halftime shows, all of which feature talking heads telling you things you probably already knew. Our suggestion? Watch only the football and spend the rest of the time outside tossing around a real football with your TV-viewing partners, kids or grandkids.

Here's to a healthy and active Fall! Shop Fall shoes at ApexFoot.com.