Does Fall Turn on A Switch for You?
By Tom Herrin
After the long hot, often brutal, Texas summers, the coming of fall is more than just a relief. It is something that serves as a motivator for many people. They think of more pleasant days with cooler nights. For many it is football season with all the hoopla that goes with it. For others, it is a time when people have fond remembrances of family gatherings and traditions. For those who are into finding ways to improve their health and lifestyle, it is a great time for a restart in that temperatures are more inviting and the harvest is plentiful.
Try Something Completely Different
Whether or not you have ever tried it, horseback riding can be enjoyable and good exercise. It is not just the horse that gets a workout. People get quite a bit of exercise as they use their legs to hold them in place and their upper body to achieve balance. There are usually stables within driving distance where horses can be rented. It can be a real change of pace. It can be enjoyed on a regular basis for a little exercise. The only caution here is to take along some extra padding the first time and start with shorter periods. Saddle soreness can be a little tough.
Try Harvesting Something
People can take part in the seasonal events by picking, or picking up, some kind of crop. The reaching, bending, and stretching can be a little bit of exercise as well. It has been said that a couple hundred calories may be burned in just an hour of doing this. I have found that picking up pecans can be a regular thing. I have started by picking them up for 30 minutes or so per day. It soon turned into longer times, and everyday, as I saw the continued covering of pecans on the ground. People can forget they are doing any exercise as they see how well their bags or buckets are filled.
Try to Prepare Some New Dishes
There a lots of dishes you probably have never heard of. Look for some healthy ones that are made with foods of the season and take a stab at preparing it. Added to some of the additional physical effort can be another step on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
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