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4 Fun Activities to Keep Your Family Fit in the Fall

By on 10/03/2016

The air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing color. That means it’s the perfect time of year to get outside and have some fun. Fall offers loads of opportunities that can help keep you—and the whole family—fit.

Even if you’re getting tired of your regular fitness routine, these activities will have you moving your body and strengthening your heart.

1. Hiking. The changing leaves make autumn one of the most beautiful times of the year to take a hike. Find a trail that is appropriate for your fitness level, grab a friend or the whole family and don’t forget some water and a healthy snack if you’ll be out for a while. The colorful scenery will likely make you forget how long you’re exercising.

2. Pumpkin Picking. It is fun to head to the farm to pick your own pumpkin, but it’s also a good workout! Have you felt how heavy some of those pumpkins can be? To add additional activity, ask if you can walk to the fields instead of taking the hayride. Pick up a few pumpkins before you decide on the one that’s just right and you’ll get in a bit of strength-training without having to head to the gym.

3. Corn Mazes. Lace up your shoes and have some fun as you walk or run through a maze made out of corn stalks. Some corn mazes can take an hour or more to get through, especially if you can’t find your way easily. Enjoy time with family or friends as you all get in a good workout and a few good laughs.

4. Fall Festivals. Whether you’re looking at scarecrows or sampling apple cider, many towns and cities across the country have outdoor fairs and festivals at this time of year. Get out, walk around and take in the sights, smells and tastes of the season.

Readers: Where are your favorite places to hike in the Delaware Valley? How about pumpkin picking, roving through corn mazes, or walking around fall festivals? Share in comments, below.


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Review Date: September 16, 2016
Reviewed By: Andrew Overman, PT, DPT, MS, COMT, CSCS
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