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Fall Activities Are Not Just for Cowboys

By Tom Herrin

The fall of the year is a time when many people shift gears from their summer vacations and think about getting more serious about being active.  Most know that exercise is a necessity and may be seeking something different.  There are plenty of programs out there, but sometimes a change is nice.  A little looking around can be a real eye-opener when they see things they may have never given any thought to.  All exercise does not have to fit the stereotypical ideas.  There are other things besides the standard programs.

Corn Mazes Can Be Fun And Exercise

There seems to be growing demand for what was once considered to be a very rural activity.  While it may require a bit of a drive, finding a corn maze can be something that is enjoyable for a group social activity while providing some exercise at the same time.  As people use their minds to interpret the different paths, they also use some physical effort as they walk, jog, or run around trying to find the way out.  Once they work their way through one, they may decide it is worthwhile fun and locate some more.

Leaves Still Have to Be Raked

One of the standard rules of fall is that there are going to be leaves, leaves, and more leaves.  It seems that they never slow down.  The good thing about that is raking them can be good exercise.  If people stay on the task of steady raking, they can burn several hundred calories in an hour.  It may not really seem like exercise as much as getting a job done.  Since the leaves continue falling for quite some time, there will be an opportunity to get regular exercise for several weeks or more.

Riding Horses Can Be Exercise and Freedom

Cowboys may have done a lot of horseback riding, but you can, as well.  Riding horses can provide some steady exercise.  You have to use your legs to stay on and maintain balance.  You will also have to use your upper body muscles as you tilt different ways as the horse moves.  It is another way of getting a pretty good workout.  When I was younger, I spent a considerable amount of time riding every week as we had several horses.  I found that I managed to stay in decent shape as I did it.  Try finding a stable, and be sure to take a little extra padding for starters, and go start another workout.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.


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