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Staying active and warm in Autumn

Article by Emily Mills

Autumn is here, winter is fast approaching, and our central heating systems will soon be receiving quite the workout. Every year we revel at the beauty of autumn, marveling at the reds, purples, oranges and yellows of our surroundings. It is a season where many of us are inspired to get out more and experience the great outdoors. This, of course, presents a problem; the British autumn is terribly unreliable with fluctuating temperatures and changing weather.

It’s safe to say that shorts and a t-shirt aren’t going to cut it.

So, every September as the cold weather starts to set in, thousands of consumers shop for warmer clothing. It is a good idea to take your warmer clothing seriously too; experiencing the great outdoors and being active will be more comfortable if you’ve got the clothing to suit.

Stay active by walking

The colder month’s can bring gloom to many households. But why let them? Autumn is gorgeous and when there’s a break in the weather and the sun comes out to play, there’s no greater feeling on Earth than putting on your woolly socks, walking boots and heading out somewhere to explore. This is even better if you’ve got somebody to accompany you or perhaps a dog to walk.  Walking is one of the best activities you can do to stay fit.

We recommend searching for the best places to walk in your county in Google. This will draw up plenty of places for you to discover.

But you’ll need a Jacket…

Women’s jackets and men’s jackets are the top selling item of clothing among retailers between September and December. Quite simply, that’s because everybody needs an extra layer on them to protect from wind chill and morning fog. Jackets come in all shapes and sizes, with the best jackets in autumn providing a layer of insulation and a hood in case the heavens open, like this waterproof parka from Cotton Traders.


Even better, you can also pick up waterproof jackets. These are either thin jackets that fit over your warmer clothing or water proof jackets in their own right. It can be cheaper to buy a waterproof overall and a non-waterproof coat than buying two types of coat. Depending on your needs perhaps this would be the way forward?


Stay active by rock climbing

Climbing has numerous physical benefits; it improves cardiovascular health, can lead to weight loss, and it strengthens the lower and to a lesser extent the upper body. Autumn is ideal for rock climbing and if you do it outdoors instead of going to a centre, you’ll see plenty of natural beauty.

But you’ll need good trousers…

Rock climbing presents several dangers, not least succumbing to the cold weather! Good trousers will ensure that your legs stay toasty whilst out and about, and there are types of trouser that offer good insulation too for extreme temperatures like these Cotton Traders his and hers fleeced lined trousers.

Remember, though, that rock climbing is rough, and you’ll need heavy duty trousers to prevent them splitting.

Autumn is a season which should be explored. Get out there and experience it but be sure to remember to pack the right clothing, because otherwise you might be making a trip home rather cold and miserable!

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