Simple Ways to Fall into Wellness
Here at Eagle Wellness, fall is our favorite season. The heat and humidity of summer have passed, leaving you room to breathe. So much possibility lingers in the air. Some people see fall as an ending, leaves falling off of the trees, sunlight fading earlier and earlier. But for us it is just the beginning of many seasonal activities that support a healthy and active lifestyle. Fall into wellness today by following some of our simple suggestions below.
Fall Fitness is the Best
Crisp, cool and refreshing, the autumn air is just one of many reasons why this season is great for physical activity. Take advantage of the cool weather before the Wisconsin snow and bitter cold keep you stuffed up in the gym. Below are some suggestions to get you outside and moving!
Hiking What is better than taking a stroll while admiring the changing leaves, fiery red and golden yellow? Not much! The La Crosse area is full of great places to hike, such as the bluffs, parks and surrounding forests. Experiment with walking, jogging, and running to discover your ideal cardio workout. Keep it interesting and find a new place to explore on each of your hikes.
Raking Leaves Sure, this one may sound boring and too much like “work”, however, this moderate physical activity can be a great calorie burner. Not to mention, your yard will get cleaned up at the same. Get a group of friends together to join in the activity and take turns raking each other’s lawns. Be careful, though. Make sure to wear gloves to protect your hands, and move properly to protect your back. Want to give this physical activity a boost? Bring out your inner child by jumping in the leaves. You know you want to. It might create a little extra opportunity to work off those calories.
Walking/Running Event It seems as if fall is a popular season for local walk/run events, especially in the La Crosse Area. Some fun themed run/walks coming up are the Color DASH, the Great Pumpkin Chase and the UW-L Run with the Chancellor in memory of Neala Frye. Give to a cause while pushing yourself towards a new goal. Don’t let the idea of a 3k, 5k or even 10k scare you. Whether you are an experienced runner or just prefer walking, you can gain a lot by completing an event like this.
Remember – it’s not all about physical fitness!
Like we always say, mental and spiritual health is just as important as physical health. Luckily, fall provides us with some of the year’s best activities. Below are some examples of these, and some that you may not expect!
Fall Cleaning We know how the saying goes, but it has been months since your last “spring cleaning” overhaul. You just had a long, carefree summer, during which some of the household chores were probably overlooked. Throw open those windows and let that crisp autumn air welcome itself into your home. Freshen up before winter rolls around. Getting, and staying, organized might help prevent those winter blues from settling in.
Classic Fall Activities Think back to autumn as a child, apple picking, pumpkin carving, baking with mom. Take time to enjoy little things like these and keep those traditions alive. These activities provide a great reason to get the family, friends and loved ones all together. It’s easy to de-stress and have a good laugh while doing all of the classic fall activities.
Take a deep breath! Spring may be the season of renewal and growth, but fall is a time of change. Just as the leaves transform their color, you too can transform your mind and body. Clearing your mind, taking time to breath, and just enjoying the fact that you are alive to enjoy this world are all important steps to complete wellness.
Comment below to share your most enjoyed autumn activities.