Halloween has many lessons for us as we work to improve our health and fitness. And pranks to play on us as well. What do you call "bobbing for apples" other than "exercise in frustration"?
Halloween, for me, as a kid, was a chance to dress in silly costumes and get free candy. While the candy is no longer an option for me, between food allergies and trying to be mindful of my eating, I've been known to dress in silly costumes still. Come in over the pumpkin ghost below for some spooky lessons. Or should those be lessens? :)
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As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, you have the opportunity to show off your healthy pale glow.
Creativity plus the season, plus perhaps the desire to keep from indulging in pumpkin pie, may lead to alternative uses for pumpkins like this:
Creating, refining, and wearing a costume itself may increase your fitness. It took me several months to put this one together.
And using special seasonal dishes for your special meals this season makes everything more fun.
Just remember that whatever else you do, there is such a thing as unhealthy weight loss, as Halloween reminds us: