Last Updated on October 7, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Looking for healthy fall activities? For many people fall means cooler temperatures, more baking and less time outside. While I’m all for a cup of hot apple cider next to a roaring wood stove, it’s important not to lose track of your health goals just because the temperatures drop and the holidays get closer. When I wake up in the morning, and the temperature is 48, I’m not as motivated to go outside for a three-mile walk as I was when it was 65.
5 Healthy Fall Activities You Need In Your Life
Put away the apple pie and pumpkin spice lattes for a few minutes. I’ve got a few ideas you’ll want to add to your fall bucket list before the weather gets too cold and the snow starts to fall. A few of these may depend on the area of the country you live in. Here in Vermont, we have four distinct seasons and the weather and scenery change for each one. Spring and summertime mean lots of green and flowers.
Fall means orange, red and gold leaves and dropping temperatures. Winter means snow. Lots of snow. Here in Vermont, in zone 4, winter lasts from about November to April. It’s a very long season.
Fall Activities to do alone
Jump in the Leaves
When was the last time you made a HUGE pile of leaves and jumped in them just for fun? If you’re like me, you stopped doing this when you realized that you’d just need to rake them all back up again. Go ahead and jump. Did you know that raking and bagging leaves for an hour burn off about 400 calories? That’s about the same amount that’s in your large pumpkin spice latte. So, this is one of my favorite healthy fall activities when I want something quick.
Go Apple Picking
I love picking apples and used to go regularly when the kids were little. Now that they’re grown up, I’m much more likely to buy a bag of local apples from our farmstand than pick them myself. If you’re like me, schedule a date to go apple picking into your planner and enjoy an afternoon outside in the fresh air. Climbing up and down the ladder to pick apples is great exercise and loads of fun. Then make a tall glass of my apple cinnamon detox water. If you want healthy fall activities for families, this is a perfect choice.
Go for a Hike
You don’t need to climb a mountain to go for a hike. Put on a good pair of shoes and go outside. You can hike around your backyard, to the park with the kids, or try something more vigorous and tackle a local hiking trail. Just go outside and get moving. You can collect leaves, snap a few photographs or just enjoy the silence. I usually head to one of my favorite waterfalls in Vermont. So, if you want to add a few sites to your fall bucket list, these healthy fall activities are a great place to start.
Visit your Farmer’s Market
Our Farmer’s Markets close in mid to late October depending on the weather. Early fall is the perfect time to visit and stock up on apples, pumpkins and winter squash. Our farmer’s markets also offer fresh apple cider, local meats, and non-GMO cheeses. It’s a great place to sample new foods and stock up on homemade gifts for the holidays.
Support your digestive balance
To ensure digestive balance, you’ll want to pay attention to your digestive and immune health by taking a dietary supplement like sho Balance. From Japan, clinically researched probiotic strain, Lactobacillus Casei K-1, helps restore friendly gut bacteria so that you can stay positive and regular. It’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and easy to swallow.
Indoor Fall Activities
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
I know. When I get a pumpkin, I am much more likely to think about pumpkin pie or pumpkin custard, but roasting pumpkin seeds is a fun activity, and they taste great! Plus, they are loaded with both Vitamins A and C so they are a great choice for a healthy snack. If you’re looking for indoor ideas, this is one of my favorite healthy fall activities.
Make a healthy apple dish
Once you’ve gone apple picking or stopped at your local farmer’s market, you’ll want to use up those apples. Why not try my easy Paleo apple butter in the Crockpot? It’s easy, delicious and has no sugar added. Or, you can try my healthy granola crisp recipe. It’s a delicious dessert idea.
There are a lot of fall break activities near me. What’s on your list of healthy fall activities? Finally, here are a few more ideas to try.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.