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Fall Can Provide an Opportunity to Increase Activity

By Tom Herrin

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that all chances of exercise have passed.  The fall provides some great new ways to make a healthy improvement.  The temperatures become increasingly pleasant, and it feels like you can do about anything.  There is something special about the change of seasons and the onset of fall colors.  It can serve as a sort of inspiration to many.  With a little incentive, people may be able to accomplish anything they put their minds to and may find fall a perfect time to burn calories and improve overall conditioning.

Some Pure Recreational Activities Can Have A Place

With the coming of fall, many things relating to the season and the harvest can be found all around.  Pumpkins show up all over, and they may be more popular than ever as a decoration.  A visit to a pumpkin patch can provide some entertainment and some exercise.  As people mill around looking for that right pumpkin, they may do a lot of bending, squatting, and lifting as they sort through the available selection.  It has been said that what seems like a minor activity can enable people to burn as many 200 calories or more in just an hour of looking.

Fall Sports Can Be Fun and Good Conditioning

Whether it is tennis or touch football, playing something in the more comfortable weather seems easier and less like exertion.  When I was in college, I began playing a light game of touch football in the afternoons.  Before long, I found that I was in considerably better condition.  After adjusting my diet, I lost 35 pounds in only a few months.  It had seemed that I had not had to do any heavy exercise but just enjoyed a little light recreation.

Try Some New Fall Recipes

There are plenty of ways to incorporate more foods from the fall harvest into your diet.  It seems as if the familiar orange and yellow vegetables show up in many common foods.  Trying something new can add some change to your normal routine and help your family to develop some tastes for a greater variety.  Many times, the taste we have for foods is acquired and can be cultivated to appreciate healthy choices.  When combined with a little more activity, we can utilize this time of the year to improve our health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.


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