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Fall Activities to Get Your Family Moving

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Fall Activities to Get Your Family Moving

Although it may be tempting to stay cozy indoors during this chillier season, there are plenty of fall-focused outdoor activities that can help to get your heart pumping.

Benefits of Staying Active

Leading a healthy and active lifestyle is an important component when it comes to supporting your overall health. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or you’re just starting out, everyone can benefit from introducing physical activity into their everyday routine.

Some of the many health benefits of getting the recommended amount of physical activity include:

  • Reducing stress levels
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improved brain function

People who remain physically active are also at a lower risk of developing the following health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Certain types of cancer, including cancer of the bladder, breast, and colon.

Outdoor Activities to Try this Fall

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should aim to fit in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week to improve and maintain their health. Children and teens between the ages of 6 and 17 should also aim to work in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity everyday day.

Although we tend to think of running a mile or hitting the gym as staying active, physical activity counts as anything that gets your body moving and your blood flowing. Try adding some of these family-friendly activities to your quality time this autumn:

  • Running or jogging
  • Hiking trails
  • Leaf-peeping
  • Bike-riding
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Corn mazes

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