4 Fun and Healthy Fall Activities

Fun and healthy activities for fall

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for being outdoors and staying active with family and friends. There’s no reason you can't burn a few calories while enjoying your favorite Halloween or fall traditions. Here are four activities that can keep you entertained and healthy!

Pumpkin Picking

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Children and adults alike love wandering through the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect specimen. All of the walking, squatting, and lifting pumpkins can be a great workout too. A 160-pound adult can burn about 200 calories walking at a moderate pace for just one hour. When you do bend down to pick up a pumpkin, take care to bend using your knees with your back straight to avoid lower back strain.

Do the Monster Mash

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Heading to a Halloween party? Be sure to hit the dance floor. Getting your groove on for just 15 minutes can burn almost 90 calories - which means you can totally eat that fun-sized Snickers without feeling guilty. Plus dancing can be a great way to boogie out some of your young kids excitement (and energy) before hitting the streets to trick-or-treat.

Trick or Treating

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When taking your family out to trick or treat, throw on a pair of running shoes. As your kids go up to each home you can jog in place. Keep a brisk walking pace as you travel from house-to-house to burn even more calories (about 205 an hour!) Just remember to bring a flashlight, wear visible clothing, and look both ways before crossing a street.

Haunted Corn Maze

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If you are lucky enough to have a haunted corn maze near your home, then get out there and enjoy it. Some corn mazes cover great distances and if a spooky creature sneaks up on you, you may just break into a run! This is a great way to increase your heart rate and enjoy the autumn evening.

Get outdoors and enjoy the fall season with these family-friendly calorie burners.