Transitioning From Summer Sun to Fall Festivities
By Brandi Goodman
The foods you ate and activities you completed throughout the summer are going to change as fall approaches. The summer sun is starting to diminish while the fall festivities are ready to pick up pace. Your diet and exercise routine needs to transition to the upcoming autumn season so you're fully prepared.
Layer Up for Exercise
The first step is to start getting your layers ready when you plan on exercising outdoors. Whether you're attending a fall event, simply taking a walk to see the beautiful changing colors all around you, or trying out another fall activity, you should have layers that you can take off when needed. The fall season starts to get a little cooler, so having a windbreaker or light sweatshirt over your tee is a good idea. You can also have some stretchy, athletic pants over your shorts.
Switch to Fall Produce
Watermelon and other hydrating fruits may have been popular on the menu throughout the summer months, but fall produce changes to other options. You may see bags of apples, beets, broccoli, cranberries, pears, and pumpkins more present on store shelves. Switching to fall produce ensures you're receiving nutrition from fruits and vegetables currently in season.
Find an Indoor Pool
Swimming is common in the summer months, but it may not be as possible throughout the fall. The water will start to get colder, making it more difficult for you to stay in it for long. If you still want to swim as part of your exercise routine, then find an indoor pool that stays heated for the upcoming cold weather seasons.
Incorporate Healthy Habits During Fall TV Nights
Fall television is heavily advertised. Many shows debut brand new seasons that people can't wait to watch. Make sure you're incorporating healthy habits during these fall TV nights. You don't want to go from being regularly active in the summer to a complete couch potato in the fall. Weight can creep on quickly that way. Only eat healthy snacks while you're bingeing, and be sure to stretch regularly while you watch. You could also try the treadmill or even step in place instead of sitting while your show plays.
The fall season still sees plenty of warm days, but big changes arrive once autumn does. Your diet and exercise plan should change as well, making way for the new season and leaving the summer stuff for the following year. A switch in your routine is good anyways to ensure you don't feel stuck doing the same things over and over again.
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