Now that the long days of summer and vacations have come to an end, many people are back to their work or school routines and struggle to fit exercise in. Or, if after the lazy days of summer you are looking to get more active, try these tips to keep moving this fall.
Take a Hike
Fall is the perfect opportunity to head to the woods to enjoy the changing leaves. Many destinations offer options for all fitness levels, including trails to hike, walk or run with varying difficulty. The health benefits of these activities include improved heart, bone and mental health, increased circulation and oxygen intake, and lower blood pressure. Make sure to bring appropriate hiking/running gear and hydration/nutrition along.
Go Apple or Pumpkin Picking
Apple or pumpkin picking are great ways to get up and moving. Plus, after all that walking around the orchard or patch to find your perfect produce, you’ll get to enjoy a fresh, healthy treat.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
A local corn maze will have you up and moving until you find your way out. Since it may take you awhile, keep in mind these tips for proper walking form:
Clean-Up the Yard
As the temperatures fall, so do the leaves on the trees. One great way to get some exercise and stay active is to clean-up your yard. Keep these tips in mind to prevent common injuries.
Remember to always talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.