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Finding the Fitness in Fall Activities

By Brandi Swieter

Autumn typically runs from the end of September to December, although many feel December falls during the winter season because of Christmas. In many cities, November and December still have decent weather in which fall activities can take place, leaving families free to check out corn mazes, carve pumpkins, and attend festival events. Activities such as these help people stay fit as they work to incorporate a level of fitness into them thanks to all the walking done throughout the duration.

Corn Mazes

Children, teens, and adults alike can make their way through a corn maze to get in some exercise. While some are haunted and decorated with chainsaw-wielding men in costumes, others are more laid back and simply create a fun maze for kids to find their way through to the end. Whether people are walking at a leisurely pace or running scared for their lives, all mazes incorporate some fitness to get the blood flowing.

Carving Pumpkins

While some people carve their pumpkins early in October, others wait until the very end of the month to get the job done. Some even continue carving and setting out different creations for the month of November, pairing them with gourds, leaves, and other festive items that are more reminiscent of Thanksgiving time. Carving can take a considerable amount of time and give the upper body a good workout as people have to work the knife through the top and into the sides to design the perfect face. Carve a few and people are bound to improve their arm strength.

Fall Festivals

Numerous fall festivals get held across various counties of every state. Search for some nearby options and attend the ones that catch the family’s attention. Some churches even hold festivals or similar events in which people can walk from station to station creating arts and crafts, getting a bite to eat, seeing animals, and more. Hayrides are a popular pastime at these occasions.

Attending fall activities such as these can place a toll on the body, making the back, neck, and even legs feel sore. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to get the body readjusted and in ideal shape for the upcoming holidays. Hours remain open on weekdays and weekends so people are free to come in as needed.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arnold, Mo.

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