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5 Fall Activities that Promote Fitness

By Brandi Swieter 

Finding time for fitness in the fall can be tricky. Many people are starting to become busy with holiday preparations and feel stressed with school and work taking over their lives that working out falls to the wayside. Some fun fall activities promote fitness, making the goal of staying in shape easier to achieve. 

Walk Through the Colored Trees

Viewing all the colors the trees now adorn is a favorite of many. People often enjoy seeing the many colors shown and witnessing the leaves change. Going for a walk through all the colored trees and taking in their beauty is a great fitness activity that also boosts mood and well-being. 

Attend a Fall Fest 

Countless churches and other local organizations put on Fall Fests or events fit for the family. Many of these encourage fitness due to all the walking and exploring people do while there. It's a great way to get in a walking workout while spending time with family. 

Raking and Jumping in Leaves

Adults often remember the fun they had as kids jumping into a pile of leaves. That fun doesn't have to be over. Parents can rake up some leaves outdoors and jump into the piles with their children. It's a fun activity that can be shared as a family that promotes fitness at the same time. 

Visit an Orchard

Strolling through aisles upon aisles of apple trees can be exciting, but it can also be taxing. All that walking is sure to give people a good workout for the day. Visiting an orchard is a fun pastime many enjoy during the fall. Pumpkin patches are often at the back, requiring either a hayride or a long walk. Opt for walking to get in some fitness time. Apple picking is also popular and allows people to reach and pick their own to take home. 

Go for a Bike Ride

Just because fall is here doesn't mean bike rides have to be over. Bike rides are possible fitness options even in the fall as long as people choose a nice day to do them. Rainy, cold days won't work well, but the autumn season offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities on nice sunny days. A bike ride through the park will be a great activity to enjoy when those days occur. 

Fall activities are great for fitness. It's just a matter of finding some you enjoy and taking the time for them. Plenty of options exist that can be tried throughout the entire autumn season. 

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

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