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Give These Healthy Fall Activities a Try

By Virginia Laird

For millions, fall is the season of getting outdoors and spending time with your family doing a variety of activities. Health and wellness experts suggest that spending time with your family can be a great way to reduce stress. A few healthy activities you may consider for your family this season include:

  • Trick or treating provides plenty of exercise
  • Fall festivals get you outdoors and in the fresh air
  • Camping in the cooler weather is great for sleep

Trick-or-Treating Provides Plenty of Exercise

For those looking for a healthy activity this fall, trick-or-treating is one of the best. While you may not think of trick-or-treating as an activity for the family, it can provide plenty of exercise. Many families set out on Halloween night to collect as much candy as possible throughout their neighborhood. Research suggests that while doing this the average person can walk up to three miles. As you plan your Halloween route, keep in mind that wearing comfy shoes can help you get the most out of this workout.

Fall Festivals Get You Outdoors and in the Fresh Air

Although many do not consider fall festivals to be full of exercise, they actually can offer plenty of it. Health and wellness experts suggest that attending a fall festival can allow you and your family to get plenty of walking. While your children may be there for the fun, games, face painting, and pumpkin patches, you can be sure that everyone in your family will get plenty of exercise. Another benefit of attending the fall festival is that you get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Research suggests that time outdoors can help reduce stress. Check your local community for a list of fall festivals for you and your family.

Camping in the Cooler Weather is Great for Sleep

For those who love to camp, fall can invite an excitement like no other. Camping in the cool crisp air of fall can be beneficial to your sleep. Health and wellness experts suggest that sleeping in the cooler air can allow for a more restful sleep. While getting better rest can promote good health, there are other benefits of camping. For starters, spending time in the fresh air can boost your immune system. Camping is also known for providing exercise. With a variety of benefits to be had, it is time the you begin planning your next camping trip.

With fall already in full swing there is no time to delay in planning your familiy's fun. Start right away by taking advantage of these healthy fall activities.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pearland, Tex.

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