Fall is a great time of year to reclaim your fitness! There are so many ways to do it, what with fruit to be picked, leaves to be raked, gardens to be tended and walks to be had. So get out there and fall into fit!

PICK LOTS OF FRUITS! Apples abound at local farms right now, so plan a fall afternoon outing and pick some fresh apples, which are full of dietary fiber. Eating fruits and vegetables may reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad kind), and apples are a delicious snack any time of the day!

LEAVES, LEAVES EVERYWHERE! Whether they’re piling up in your yard or glowing on trees in your nearby park, fall is the best time to get outside with your kids to take a walk and admire the changing colors of the leaves. Jumping in leaf piles is a great fall activity, but make sure you’ve got a couple of rakes handy so that the whole family can pitch in to rake ’em up!

FALL VEGGIE DELIGHT! This is the time of year when the fall harvest is full of yummy seasonal veggies like squash and pumpkin! Both have Vitamin C and Vitamin A and other nutrients that are good for you, so try incorporating some of them into your meals. You can find lots of tasty recipes that use squash or pumpkin at www.yum-o.org.