The crisp weather and beautiful foliage this time of year just begs us to get outside and be active.

There are a lot of options during the fall season to stay busy and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Here are a list of things you can find in your area to do this autumn:

  1.  Walk through a pumpkin patch or corn maze
  2. Go apple picking
  3. Have fun a fall festival or haunted house
  4. Take a hike or walk through your favorite park
  5. Collect colorful leaves or pine cones to do arts and craft or just display
  6. Participate in or cheer at a marathon or 5K.  Here is a link to find one in your area:  http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/Default.aspx
  7. Fly a kite
  8. Yard work – plant bulbs for spring or rake and jump in a leaf pile!

A good goal is to work towards 30-45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3-5 days a week.

Motivation can be a struggle for some. A fitness group can help motivate, as well as keep you focused. Groups can be found at fitness studios, local running stores (groups of all abilities are usually there from a avid runner to walk/run groups), workplace groups, and swim centers.

Try this fun & festive pumpkin workout

 

Easy Delicious Baked Apples      

Ingredients

2 large apples

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/3 cup water

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F degrees

Cut the apples in half.  Remove the core and seeds with a small spoon or knife.  Place the apples in an ovenproof baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Spoon this mixture into the centers of your apple halves.  Pour water into the baking dish.

Bake apples for 40-45 minutes, or until apples are tender.

Serve warm.  May serve with plain or vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Nutrition Information:
116 Calories     23g Carbohydrates
3g Fiber      1g Protein

 

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