Fall is right around the corner and that means cooler weather, beautiful scenery and more time to be able to get outside. Before winter comes and you are really limited on what you can do, take some time this fall to be together as a family doing activities outside. Being active as a family is so important since it not only is fun, but shows your kids that being healthy should always be a priority. This fall, get outside and try some of these fun fitness ideas that are perfect for the whole family!
Go on the ultimate modern day digital treasure hunt with Geocaching! It’s perfect for fall when it’s not so hot and helped to keep little ones outside for longer since they have a purpose. If you are new to geocaching, check out my beginner’s tips.
Hit the trails this fall and get some exercise all while experiencing the splendor of the season. Begin on easier trails and progress up as your kids get older and skill levels improve.
Raking leaves and jumping into the piles
If you live where the leaves fall, raking is unavoidable. Make it more fun by letting your kids help and allowing them to jump on the piles too. You can even turn your piles into an obstacle course!
Visit an Orchard or Pumpkin Patch
Really soak up the fresh air by visiting a local orchard or pumpkin patch and picking some of your own fruits and veggies. Later, turn them into some healthy or sweet together.
Play some fall sports like soccer, lacross or football
This fall, get out to a field or park and play some good old fashioned sports. Sports like soccer, Lacross and football are huge in the fall so why not try them? Maybe invite another family over for some healthy competition too!
Do a Scavenger Hunt or Nature Walk
Get some bags and head out into nature by doing a scavenger hunt or nature walk. You can create some yourself and keep them simple for little ones, like find 3 acorns, 2 leaves and 1 bird, or make them more challenging for older kids to have them find particular animals or prints. If seeking is not what you want, how about just a nice nature walk where you can just enjoy nature and talk or draw about what you see with your kids? Bring along some notebooks and let them run and explore what they can find.
If you are trying to make some healthy chances in your life, they are best done in small and simple steps- and it’s even better when they are fun and done with people you love! Fall is the perfect season to start since the weather is so great and United HealthCare wants to help you celebrate these healthy steps with some health dares: small changes to be the best YOU you can be!
The September dares include:
See and Sound Off dare to watch the You Gotta Walk the Walk…Heart Walk video
Test Your Smarts dare to take the Organization Quiz
Dare to take a Healthy selfie and upload it
The prizes for the month will be (4) weekly prizes of $25 Visa gift cards, (1) grand prize Samsung NX20 20.3 MP SLR with 3.0 LCD Camera, (1) grand prize John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System Red Mahogany, and (1) final grand prize $400 Visa gift card. So why not be your healthy self and win some prizes in the process??
If you are interested in learning more a about United Health Care Dare to Share campaign, check them out online, on Facebook, twitter and Instagram! You can learn more healthy tips and tricks and create your own set of healthy dares.
What are your favorite ways to get out and moving in the fall?
Disclosure: Thank you to United Healthcare for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own.