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With seasons changing, sometimes it can be challenging to come up with ways to stay active when the cooler weather doesn’t exactly permit swimming, kayaking, or other warmer weather ways to stay active. 

If you’re looking for different ways to keep your body moving in the crisp late fall, check out these 4 activities!

Raking Leaves

Raking leaves not only helps with maintenance around the yard but also gets in a quick workout. When raking, your core is engaged and works to stabilize your body while your arms build upper body strength from the “pulling” movement.

Grab a Football

As much fun as watching a good football game is, grabbing a football and playing a light game with friends and family or throwing a ball back and forth for some quick movement is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your muscles.

Go For a Walk

With the cool air and beautiful fall colors, this time of year makes for perfect walking weather. Walking is a great weight-bearing exercise that eases joint pain and stiffness, improves circulation, and slows the development of arthritis and bone mass loss. Check out just a few of the great parks and trails Des Moines has to offer.

Fall Cleaning

Deep cleaning, getting rid of old clothes, and organizing your space doesn’t just have to be on your spring to-do list. Bringing your warmer clothes out, putting up new holiday home decor, and cleaning/organizing can keep you active moving around your home and make for an active day.

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