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Give Your Routine Some (Pumpkin) Spice

Give Your Routine Some (Pumpkin) Spice

November 02, 2023 Posted in: Health & Wellness  1 minute read time

 

As summer turns to fall and the leaves begin to change, it’s a great time to try some new ways to stay physically active.

“Fall in Kentucky is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty while also staying active,” said Haley Doyle, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at CHI Saint Joseph Health – Park Physical Therapy. “The cooler weather can also make it more enjoyable to spend a longer amount of time outside compared to being outdoors during the hot summer months.”

Outdoor Adventures

Fall offers lots of creative ways to get active outside, such as:

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Picking apples
  • Walking through a corn maze or pumpkin patch

Indoor Fun

If you would rather be inside during this time of the year or during the colder months, you could also try these indoor activities:

  • Lifting weights
  • Playing pickleball
  • Practicing yoga
  • Riding a stationary bike
  • Swimming
  • Taking a fitness class
  • Walking on a treadmill

 

”Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to maintain your health, “ Doyle said. “A great way to implement that is to break down the time throughout the week with a variety of activities you enjoy while also adding in some strength training two to three times a week.”

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