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3 Fall Activities That Can Get You in Shape

By Genevieve Cunningham

Fall activities are the best activities. Bonfires, hayrides, fall carnivals. It's so much fun. And it's made even more fun by the typical fall goodies -- apple cider, big comfy sweaters, warm food. But along with all of the fun of fall, we often see a decline in health as well. Too many calories and less movement -- it's no wonder we tend to gain weight at this time of year. Luckily, there are plenty of fall activities that keep the fall vibe while also improving your wellness. If you're interested in getting in the spirit of the season while also getting in shape, take a look at these activities to try now.

Run a 5K

Running is an activity that many people shy away from. It's hard. It hurts in the beginning. But if running is anywhere on your radar, the fall is a great time to give it a try. The weather is nice and inviting, and getting outside for a jog is just a little less intimidating. And to help your motivation, there are tons of fun runs to participate in through the fall months. Find a 1-mile or 5K race, train over a few months, and enjoy the process and the race when it gets here.

Go on a Hike

There's something about the fall that just invites nature into your life. Because the weather is cooling off, it's nice to get in some outdoor activities. And hiking is a fun, challenging, and effective way to work out and spend some time in nature. All you need is a trail that fits your experience level, some supportive shoes, and a water bottle. Don't start off too difficult -- just find an easy trail, get outside, and walk your way to better health. 

Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor yoga is a thing. A lot of people really love rolling out their mat on the grass and getting in some downward dog. But during the summer, outdoor yoga is not appealing because of the heat and sweat. And in the winter, it's too cold. But the fall? It's the perfect time of year to join a class in the park. You may find it incredibly challenging for your body and incredibly peaceful for your mind. Don't be afraid to grab a mat and enjoy down dog in the cool autumn breeze.

If you're going to enjoy the fun of fall, do it with good health! Stay moving and get in shape with these fun activities. With the right activities and a mind on better health, you can keep your wellness now, through the season, all the way into the new year. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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