1. Ride Your Bike
What better way to take in the fall scenery than a leisurely bike ride? Biking is a great way to build lower body strength, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and buttocks. And, it may also improve your mood. According to a 2008 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, biking for just 20 minutes may help to lower anxiety and increase overall well-being.
A 130lb woman could burn 236 calories during an hour-long leisurely bike ride; a 155lb woman could burn 281 calories.
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2. Play Touch Football
Round up the family or a group of friends and turn your workout into a bonding experience. An hour of touch football could burn as many as 472 calories for a 130-lb woman, and 563 calories for a 155-lb woman.