Tips For An Ac­tive Out­door Fall Sea­son

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS -

Whether you’re a sports en­thu­si­ast or a na­ture lover, you are likely go­ing to be tak­ing full ad­van­tage of the great fall weather by get­ting out­doors this sea­son. Be­fore head­ing out, con­sider the fol­low­ing tips to make the most of your time.

Get a Head Start

Head­ing afar for your out­door trek? Re­mem­ber that leaf peep­ers, week­end war­riors and day trip­pers are all go­ing to be out on those same roads with you, so get a good early morn­ing start to take full ad­van­tage of the wan­ing day­light hours. De­pend­ing on the length of your jour­ney, you may want to pack some food and bev­er­ages for the car to avoid stops and get to your des­ti­na­tion sooner.

Gear Up

Durable, wa­ter-re­sis­tant wear­able tech can help you make the most of your ex­pe­ri­ences. Check out op­tions like the out­door watches from the Ca­sio PRO TREK se­ries. The lat­est ad­di­tion, the WSD-F20A, fea­tures an ac­tiv­ity tracker, com­pass, al­time­ter and more, and is pow­ered by the Wear OS by Google oper­at­ing sys­tem. Tap into low-power GPS and full-color maps with nav­i­ga­tion even when you’re off­line. Maps down­loaded ahead of time can be ac­cessed from any­where to guide you on your ad­ven­tures, sup­port­ing a wide range of out­door and wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties, even in ar­eas with­out cel­lu­lar ser­vice. Fea­tured apps in­clude pop­u­lar out­door and sports apps such as ViewRanger, Hole19, Fish­brain, as well as MyRadar, help­ing you track weather for bet­ter plan­ning.

Treat it Like A Work­out

Re­mem­ber that ac­tive time spent out­doors is like any other work­out. Hy­dra­tion is key, as is a proper warm up and cool down. Be sure to do a dy­namic stretch rou­tine be­fore get­ting started and long static stretches be­fore climb­ing back in the car. Stay fu­eled and en­cour­age mus­cle re­pair with easy-topack foods that are nu­tri­tious, pro­tein-rich and easy to di­gest, par­tic­u­larly if you plan to en­gage in any rig­or­ous ac­tiv­ity.

Don’t let fall pass you by with­out get­ting out­doors to en­joy the sea­son. A few sim­ple strate­gies can help you make more of your time.

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