Look this Way for Fall Fun
By Sara Butler
Well, 2020 has not been the stellar year many had hoped it would be. Just as everyone has altered their activities to accommodate COVID-19 in the spring and summer this year, it seems fall will be no exception. But don’t worry! There is still plenty of fall fun to be had while keeping your distance from strangers. Put on your coziest sweater, slide on your fuzzy boots, and celebrate the season with these safe opportunities to enjoy your life.
A Few Fun Fall Frolics
The weather this time of the year in many parts of the country is perfect for outdoor fun, so consider a few of these activities:
- Apple picking - Everyone has a favorite orchard or can easily find a friend or family member to recommend one. So, why not give picking your own apples a go? As long as you remain physically distanced from other apple pickers, it’s a safe activity that also sets you up with some seriously tasty seasonal fruit that happens to be great for your health. Bonus: Most apple-picking orchards also allow you to pick your pumpkin.
- Take a hike - Go to your favorite state or local park and hit the trails! There are different levels of trails for every hiker, regardless of your physical shape. Getting outside and being close to nature has been proven to have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
- Go on a hayride - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that hayrides, because they are outdoors, are a relatively low risk. As long as everyone is wearing a mask and participants are limited, then it’s a fun fall activity that you don’t have to take off your fall to-do list.
- Plant bulbs for spring - Everyone needs something to look forward to, so why not plan ahead and plant some tulips for the spring? When early spring rolls around, you’ll see the buds starting to poke through the soil. Just make sure to stretch before you get to digging -- you want to pull weeds, not muscles!
Keep Your Body Healthy This Fall
While participating in fun fall activities, don’t forget the most important thing: to safeguard the health of you and your family. You can do this in a few ways. First and foremost, follow the CDC’s guidelines and wear a mask when you go out, wash your hands thoroughly and often, and don’t leave the house if you or anyone in your family is feeling sick.
Also, do your research on activities before you leave the house. Make sure that the places you want to go are enacting physical distancing, limiting participants for activities, and requiring masks to be worn by both staff and visitors.
Finally, support your health with the help of chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic. All outdoor activities, no matter how minor they may seem at the time, can put stress and strain on your body. Proper posture during physical activities is important and it will be easier to stay healthy with regular chiropractic adjustments that help to reduce joint dysfunction that can lead to injury.
Do your part to have fun this fall and let the chiropractors at The Joint support your health in that endeavor!
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