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Scare Off Weight Gain With This Halloween Routine

By Brandi Goodman 

The fall season is just the start of the food-centered holidays. You get candy at Halloween time, a big Thanksgiving feast, Christmas cookies, pies, desserts, and meals at get-togethers, and more. All of this food can quickly lead to weight gain if you aren't careful. Scare off weight gain with this Halloween routine to help you get started with a healthier holiday season.

Do Halloween-Inspired Exercises

Even at home, you can try some new exercises inspired by the season that will help you get in the holiday mood. Some Halloween-inspired moves, such as the Frankenstein Walk and Perched Gargoyle, can really get your lower body feeling strong. They work well to help you warm up your body.

The Frankenstein Walk has you stepping forward with one foot and swinging the opposite out in front of you slowly before placing your foot down. You then do the opposite. Walk around like this, looking like Frankenstein, for a good warm-up. The Perched Gargoyle has you standing with your feet apart and pointed outward. Put your hands behind your head and tighten your shoulder blades, lowering yourself down into a squat position. Your hands should end up on the ground so you resembled a perched gargoyle.

Fill the Season With Halloween Events

There's so many Halloween events to choose from throughout the season and even for a while after. You can visit corn mazes, go to haunted houses, check out a nearby fall festival, or even just attend a party and bob for apples. All of the walking, carving, and enjoying activities throughout this time will have you burning calories and helping you meet your weight-maintaining goal.

Dance to Halloween Music

Put on some scary or fun Halloween music and dance to your heart's content. Dancing is a great way to get in some exercise time while having fun. You can really work up a sweat and burn some calories if you dance to at least a few songs. It's an easy option for yourself or to do with kids. The Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbusters, and Halloween Halloween are just a few easy song choices.

Weight gain isn't always necessary if you maintain an exercise routine and do what you can to scare the weight away. Make your Halloween season and every holiday thereafter more health-centered and exercise for your well-being. You can switch to other holiday songs and events to continue the routine once this season is through.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Decatur, Ga.

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