Being Active in the Fall

With cooler weather, falling leaves, and summer coming to a close, autumn is a perfect time to play and be active outdoors.

Read below for ideas how you can stay active throughout the fall months:

  • Go for a walk or hike and enjoy the beautiful foliage. Whether you head to the hills to enjoy a favorite hiking trail or just head out the door for a walk in your neighborhood, take advantage of the colorful scenery and cool, crisp air while being active at the same time.
  • Rake leaves. Raking leaves is a great way to exercise, clean the lawn, and get outdoors without having to venture far. Make it fun — rake leaves with your children and let them jump in the pile!
  • Pick apples or visit a pumpkin patch. Picking apples is not only fun, but requires a lot of walking, reaching, and often times carrying heavy bags of apples. Likewise, selecting the perfect pumpkin to bring home can be a process that involves walking up and down pumpkin fields.
  • Visit a corn maze. Corn mazes are fun for all ages and usually require a lot of walking or running to find your way through. Try a daytime corn maze for the whole family or a haunted maze at night.
  • Sign up for a holiday race. During the holiday season, especially around Thanksgiving, “Turkey Trots” or other races are common. Sign up for a 5k race with a friend or family member and enjoy a jog in the cool fall air!

With cooler weather and crunching leaves under your feet, take advantage of ways to stay active and enjoy the autumn season!

Did You Know?

If you carve a pumpkin, you can save the seeds and bake them for a healthy and delicious snack.