Fall Fun That Incorporates Fitness
By Brandi Swieter
Once the leaves start falling, fall is officially in bloom. With Halloween just over a month away and plenty of fall activities starting, the whole family can incorporate fitness into their routine over the autumn months while they participate in all the fun. Haunted mazes, apple picking, and trick or treating will all keep families on the move.
Fall is apple picking season. Plenty of orchards exist that allow families to spend some time filling baskets with apples they pick themselves. Everyone will have to walk from the front gate back to the treelines where the apples sit waiting. Reaching and stretching for the best looking fruits ensures everyone gets some fitness in during the fall pastime.
Not always kid-friendly, young teens and their parents can enjoy a trip through a haunted maze. Whether everyone walks safely through without being scared or all members run scared for their lives thanks to the masked people chasing after them with chainsaws, each person who comes through is sure to get in some exercise. Many of these mazes span through miles of corn fields, providing a large distance to walk or run through before reaching the end.
Some people wait until October to start carving, but others do it multiple times between now and All Hallows Eve. Stores start filling their produce bins with pumpkins in September, and orchards that allow apple picking often have pumpkins available as well. To get in some more fitness time, avoid the store lines and walk through a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect choices instead. It gets the body moving while also allowing for a fun pastime with the kids. Carving can be a workout, too, with all the arm strength it takes to carve out a good face. It makes for a great family activity.
Trick or Treating
Not all locations wait until October 31 to allow trick or treating. Many indoor places set up times throughout the month of October to give kids more opportunities to have some seasonal fun. Check out malls, churches, and even retirement homes to see when their trick or treating dates begin. Families can spend the entire month of October dressing up, walking through the crowds, and getting some treats. Just be sure not to eat it all at once and save some for later months.
After attending all these fall activities and keeping up with the kiddos, many parents tend to feel drained with aches in their bodies from all the walking they’ve done. It is important to see a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to get the body readjusted before the next holiday season hits and all the fun starts again.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peachtree City, Ga.