Having a Ball in the Fall

by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy

One of the best things about living in the Prescott area is the change of seasons we experience each year.

Fall is the time when outdoor activities can be done in comfortable and cooler weather.

It’s such a thrill to be outside and enjoying activities including hiking, biking and running. It’s fun exploring shops and walking the numerous arts and craft shows in our area. Sipping apple cider and eating freshly baked pie. Yum.

Fall is the season that leads into the holidays and end-of-year festivities.

There’s more of a sense of urgency to push yourself to get up and get out of the house. I love crisp mornings that make me feel invigorated and ready to have a full day of activity and movement.

Fall is also a time to enjoy the baseball playoffs, football and other spectator sports. The weather is ideal this time of year for many activities to watch or participate in.

I am happy to be able to play golf in the middle of the day without worrying about heat exhaustion.

Fall is truly a great time to increase your exercise and fitness routines. The pleasant weather helps you to be motivated to do more than you did during the summer because of the intense heat.

Whatever you like to do, it’s easier to do in the fall.

Just like any other time of year, you should balance your activities between fitness, friendship, family and fun. Make a plan and write down your to-do list. This will help you prioritize the most important things you like and need to do.

By identifying and planning your favorite things to do, you will have a full and fun fall. Enjoy!