The leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. It sure looks like fall out there which means summer is pretty much over. Summer is fun but fall is pretty amazing too. We are lucky that we have 4 seasons as though there are always good surprises ahead of us… and autumn or fall is very exciting season for me. 

In 2019, the autumnal equinox occurs on Monday, September 23, at 3:50 A.M. EDT. The equinox occurs at the same moment worldwide; adjust for your local time zone. Will fall bring crisp, cool weather—or, unseasonably warm weather? It depends on where you live! 

Every time fall arrives, I always remember what Shira Tamir quoted: “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” Let’s all be thankful for everything that we have and always look for a brighter side. I have suggestions on how to make this season invigorating and fun at the same time:

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Jogging through the fall foliage – This is the best season to do your workout routine like jogging. If you’re a beginner, start with brisk walking for 10-20 minutes, progress to jogging and work up to running. Lace-up a pair of athletic shoes and… go. Choose well-lit, populated routes and avoid dangerous and isolated areas. If you have kids, you can encourage them to join you. In this activity, you can hit two birds with one stone by doing cardio and bonding with your kids which are good for your heart.

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Hit the trail – Hiking or trekking is not only good for summer days. I would always prefer to do this activity during fall. “The beauty of hiking is that it is for all abilities. There isn’t a person with a disability that we couldn’t take out on a hike,” said Lauren Kyllo, CTRS and program manager at Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. “You’re simply going for a walk or roll whether it’s a gravel trail by a river or a back-country excursion. Anyone who has an interest can get out.”

Bring your camera and take a shot of those fallen leaves. This is a great way to connect with nature. Show your awesome pose and prove to the world how wonderful this season by uploading these photos in your social media account.

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Apple picking season – Harvest time! Visit an orchard and look for an Autumn glory. It is a red apple with a yellow background on it. This is firm, crispy, juicy and lots of flavor that you’re gonna love it. I will also take this opportunity to bake an apple pie for my friends, family, and love-ones.

On my next blog, we will talk about how to make a quick, easy and delicious apple pie with a twist.