Fall Activities Can Provide A New Start

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes it seems like people are constantly starting over.  Whether it is a new diet, exercise program, or some creative endeavor, there is something fulfilling about that newness.  The seasons often spark that same feeling in some people.  The fall of the year is a time when people reflect on family, traditions, and the harvest.  There is ample opportunity to get in a little exercise and find some things to enjoy at the same time.  Some of the things that people do as a matter of routine can provide exercise as well as enjoyment once they are able to gain a new outlook.

Pumpkin Patches Can Be A Change Of Scenery

A lot of people relate pumpkins to fall.  Whether it is eating pumpkin pie or carving pumpkins, they just seem almost like a symbol of fall.  Orange finds its way onto clothing and things used for decorating.  Pumpkin patches have become pretty popular as an activity for children or adults.  Even walking through them and picking up a pumpkin or two can be a little more exercise than people often realize.  The process of sorting through and finding that right one can take a while and burn more calories than people realize.

Outdoor Games Can Be More Enjoyable

For a lot of people, they think of fall as football season.  Playing games such as touch football can provide a pretty good workout.  When I was in college, I played touch football almost every afternoon with a few friends.  It wasn’t long until I found myself in much better shape and interested in managing my overall health better.  With an improved diet and this regular exercise, I soon found I had lost 35 pounds.  I had fun while doing it and never thought of it as anything other than a game.

Indoor Activities Can Be Fun Outside

Whether you are into painting, crafting, or reading, any of them may appear very different when they are done outside.  You may find yourself in a more upbeat mood so that the activity can take on a different meaning.  Grab that book and find that right place to get that outdoor feel, and you may just have a new perspective on reading altogether.  Those fall colors could be just the right accent for the picture that creates a new start for your overall health improvement.

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

 

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