Fall Fitness

September 5th, 2013

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your window for fitness has closed. Here are some great healthy activities you can engage in when the air turns crisp and the days grow short.

Go for a walk.  There seems to be no end to the benefits of walking. Several studies over the past few years have found that walking can help you lose weight, relieve back pain and mental fatigue, boost your creativity, improve digestion and even out blood sugar levels.

Start a physical activity class. As the year begins to wind down, many indoor recreational classes are just starting up. Take advantage of gym and studio calendars to start a new fitness program or learn a new active skill.

Rake leaves.  Even yard work counts as exercise. It is a great activity for targeting upper body strength while incorporating some cardio and can burn over 200 calories an hour.