Fall Can Be A Restart On Fitness

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people around this area have likely had their fill of summer.  It is always nice to see it come, but with the heat, humidity, and all the storms, the cooler temperatures of fall are more than welcome.  It is looked forward to like an old friend.  Fall is often a time when people reflect on things such as the harvest and family get-togethers.  For people who have a desire to stay fit, they may see a golden opportunity to have a fresh start.  Pleasant days can provide a chance to be far more active with less risk of heat-related problems.

Make the Most of Things You Do Anyway

There are a few things that are inevitable, dealing with an accumulation of leaves is one of them.  Raking leaves can actually be pretty good exercise, burning as many as 400 calories in just an hour.  Since they will need to be dealt with every day or so, it can mean getting exercise without any kind of grueling workout.  Because it is one of those things some people dread, it sort of kills two birds with one stone.  That is always good incentive.

Play An Outdoor Game

While there are lots of things that may be played outdoors this time of year, touch football is one that is pretty popular, especially in Texas.  It doesn’t even have to intense or highly competitive.  A game that provides an opportunity to get out and move around doing things like throwing the ball and doing some light jogging can still be exercise.  It can be a family thing or something for a group of friends.  Playing for an hour or so two or three days a week can pay off well in overall conditioning.

Just Get Outside With Your Inside Stuff

There can be a really positive psychological and emotional effect by connecting with the outdoors.  You can take things as simple as reading, knitting, assembling, or any other thing outside and gain a whole new perspective.  Family members can gain a better appreciation for simple things.  Not only is natural light good, but the air is great and enjoying your surroundings can be really uplifting.  A bright outlook can go along well with some exercise to create a healthier lifestyle.

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


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