Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » 10 Fun Fall Activities to Get Kids Exercising

10 Fun Fall Activities to Get Kids Exercising

Children's Health News, Featured, Fitness News & Advice, Mobile Slider Featured, Your Health

Summer is over and the kids are back at school! As we move into fall, the days are getting shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping. But that doesn’t mean kids should stop playing outside just because the season changed. A lot of games can get the heart pumping and muscles working, improving flexibility, strength and endurance, all while having a good time.

It’s recommended that kids get at least an hour of exercise every day. There are a lot of things your kids can do to burn off energy, and there are even some fall activities that are best, or can only be done, outside, during the fall season. So get your kids dressed in some weather-appropriate clothing and try some of these ten fun fall activities to get kids exercising…

1. Raking and Jumping

Raking on its own might not sound too exciting to your kids, but the reward when they’re finished will: jumping in piles of leaves can put a smile on just about any kid’s face! The repetitive raking motion is good for their muscles, and the running and jumping will get their heart rates up. Eventually, the leaves will go in a yard waste bag, but not before they rake the leaves back into huge piles several times and taking turns jumping into them. You’ll likely have a harder time pulling them away than getting them started. And of course, there’s the added bonus that a chore can be crossed off your list when they’re done.

Next »

More on ActiveBeat

  • 7 Treatment Options for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Say the word "arthritis" and most people think of joint pain affecting middle-aged and older adults.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Lifestyle Tips To Avoid Developing Diabetes
    Diabetes – it's a word we hear all too commonly in the U.S. these days. In fact, 2014 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that more than...
    Children's Health News
  • Crohn’s Disease Diet: 7 Gut-Soothing Foods to Eat
    For those with Crohn’s disease, deciding what to eat each day can be challenging. Many foods that are considered nutritious staples in most people’s diets can cause the...
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Foods That Banish Bloating
    Bloating: that uncomfortable pants-are-too-tight feeling many people experience after overeating at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Health Conditions Associated with Cleft Lip or Palate
    A cleft lip or palate is the result of improper fusing during fetal development, and it affects about 1 in 700-babies, making it quite a common defect.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 of the Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
    It may be tempting to skip out on eating before a workout, but the body requires adequate fuel in its tank in order to achieve maximum performance.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Signs and Symptoms of Psychological Trauma
    As a result of experiencing a traumatic event, whether it occurs once or repeatedly, the psyche can become damaged.
    Children's Health News
  • What to Know About Wellness Coaching And Its Benefits
    Many people have goals to be healthier and visions of what life would be like if they were.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Iron-Rich Foods That Aren’t Meat
    Iron, an essential mineral that helps to transport oxygen throughout the body, comes in two dietary forms: heme and non-heme.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Help Prevent Alzheimer's
    In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease affects one in 10 people aged 65 and older. Despite how common it is, scientists have yet to discover what causes the development and...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Simple Ways to Prevent Jet Lag
    Embarking on an international trip is an exciting time. The stress of planning is done and the plane has taken off; time to sit back and relax.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Aphasia Therapies and Treatments to Talk About
    Aphasia is the inability to properly communicate orally or through writing, usually as the result of a stroke or another medical problem.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Symptoms of Migraines in Children
    We often associate migraine headaches with adulthood (even though they're actually the most common acute headache in kids), from the stresses of work and life.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Foods to Avoid When Suffering from Shingles
    Shingles is no fun at all for adults – it's caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, which can become dormant for years and reappear as this painful nerve condition.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Treatments for Scleroderma
    Scleroderma is a type of skin disease that can result in the skin becoming abnormally hard and tight, sometimes resulting in redness, discomfort, and pain.
    Children's Health News