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What is your favorite Fall calorie-burning activity?


Raking & jumping in leaves
15% (4076 votes)
Picking & carving pumpkins
8% (2090 votes)
Hiking a scenic trail
57% (15716 votes)
Running from ghouls at a haunted house
5% (1411 votes)
Chasing your kids back to school
5% (1437 votes)
Apple-picking at an orchard
11% (2940 votes)
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ECOAGE

11/11/2011 10:57:45 AM

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Hmmm ... combine several thoughts: walking the neighborhood sidewalks and paths through piles of crunchy leaves

ANGEL1066

4/19/2011 1:14:58 PM

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Hiking a scenic trail would be my top choice most of the year - any time snow & ice don't bar my rickety passage! I agree with the one who suggested "Hunting with my dad", tho we mostly found mountain beauty and came home with sprays of leaves to spray with varnish, & occasionally a christmas tree to hang upside down in the garage. Now DH & I "hunt" for photo ops, & leave the critters in peace!

PATTYCAKE17

12/31/2010 5:30:26 PM

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Due to my handicapped condition I can no longer rake leaves, but it was one of my favorite things to do, years ago, both fall and spring along with weeding and planting. I miss these activities and my slow weight loss misses them too!!

CHRIS3874

12/29/2010 9:41:44 PM

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I would have put down hunting with my Dad but thats not up there.

BILLYDTHARP

12/29/2010 11:24:20 AM

Hiking the trail is nice, but riding it is better.

CYNEDRA

10/23/2010 8:24:52 AM

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This one was rough to pick. I like the hiking in the woods, but the chasing the kids back to school was pulling at me.

TIGERCAT05

10/8/2010 11:46:33 PM

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I actually enjoy splitting & stacking wood with the family!

MRE1956

9/26/2010 4:35:05 AM

Here's another example of where there really should have been an "Other" option.......I walk a but but don't really *hike*.........autumn is a great time for charity walks (again, NOT *hikes*) and they're very popular at this time of year - so that should have been mentioned (therefore the "Other" or "something not mentioned here' should have been provided as an answer)!!

MOONCHILD17

4/20/2010 12:53:54 AM

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Since I moved to Arizona, there really isn't what I would call "fall" any more. The choice of activities reminds me of my childhood, Halloween, the smell of burning leaves, the crunch under foot....I miss a real fall.

CHRISTURTLE

4/19/2010 7:19:17 PM

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at 56 i probably shouldn't be doing any of those things either, but i have to admit i have never lost the love of wading through a deep pile of autum leaves, kicking them all about, jumping in them (all when no one's watching of course, hahah) even though it usually means i have to re-rake them once more. just something i need to do at least a few times a year i guess.

ACAD21SF

4/19/2010 7:15:43 PM

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Haunted Houses are the best! Scarier the better!

KSHAGGY

4/19/2010 1:46:13 PM

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At this point in my life, I would not do any of these.....hopefully by the fall though I could see me doing most of them.

SMTERWILL

4/19/2010 9:59:20 AM

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I love to walk and see new areas and just to be outside, I work inside and have some trouble now with my bad leg, but continue to do the best I can . smterwill

MARPET44

4/19/2010 6:52:32 AM

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I love the smell of the leaves .

4AMAZINGME

1/20/2010 11:01:57 AM

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I love the fall leaves and the outside temp is perfect for a hike

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