Healthy Diet and Exercise Tips for the Fall Season

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healthy fall tips from robyn flipse

It’s officially the Fall season! Do you feel the difference in the air yet? Before we know it, we’ll be pulling out the sweaters and snuggling under blankets after dinner.

Before that happens, I sat down with Robyn Flipse of The Everyday RD and asked her what new fruits and veggies to expect at the grocery store this Fall and what healthy changes we can make to our exercises routines so we don’t get off track before the holidays. See what she has to say in the video below!

Here are some of the healthy tips Robyn covered in the video above:

Season Fall Vegetables

These are great healthy choices for roasting in the oven or simmering in soups and stews

  • Acorn Squash
  • Beets
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Onion
  • Parsnips
  • Pumpkin
  • Turnip

Seasonal Fall Fruits

These healthy fruits are perfect for fruits crisps or tossed together in colorful fruits salads

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Tangerines

Did you know that the next best thing is to eating fresh, locally-grown produce is to buy fruits and vegetables that have been harvested at their peak and then frozen, canned, dried or made into 100% juice to retain their flavor and nutritional value?  That’s the message every September during Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month to remind us to choose all forms of fruits and vegetables to get the recommended 5 cups or more each day.

Fun Fall Fitness Activites

Get the whole family involved with these fun activities that don’t feel like exercise:

  • Gather pinecones for holiday decorations
  • Fly a kite on the beach
  • Rake and bag leaves
  • Take a hike on a nature trail
  • Plant spring flower bulbs
  • Toss a Frisbee in the park
  • Paint a fence or the patio deck
  • Kick a soccer ball around the playground

 

 

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:22 am

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