Staying Fit During the Fall Season
By Donna Stark
We are in a time of transition as we move from the lazy days of summer to the busy days of fall, and because there is so much to do, this time of year can often feel overwhelming. It's easy to lose focus on your fitness goals as you adapt to new schedules, busier lifestyles, and changing weather, but with some careful planning, it is easy to stay on track! Keep reading for some simple and easy tips you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle.
Use the Outdoors to Your Advantage
With the drop in temperatures and the shorter days ahead, you may be thinking your outdoor workouts will now be limited, but think again! This is the perfect time to head outside and sweat those calories away! You are sure to experience a boost in energy while hiking, biking, and running with Mother Nature by your side and the cooler breezes on your face. You may even find yourself working out longer because the days are so beautiful.
Add More Steps to Your Days
Whether you believe it or not, walking is a great way to improve your health, maintain your weight, and reduce your stress. But the best part about walking is that you can do it anywhere with little to no sweat! So, add some extra steps to your days without looking like you spent an hour at the gym by walking your kids to school, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and parking further away from the entrance to the building you need to enter.
Schedule Exercise and Keep Track of Gains
If your days constantly slip away from you and you have trouble finding the time to work out, it may help to schedule your exercise and treat it like an appointment that is too important to miss. It's also helpful to record your workouts and the food you eat so you can easily track your progress and prepare your body for the upcoming holiday season.
Staying Fit During the Busy Season Ahead
With new school and work schedules, crazy mornings, and busy weekends, finding the time to exercise can be a challenge but that doesn't mean it has to be impossible. By following the tips above and being intentional with exercise, you can easily stay fit and prepare your body for both the upcoming holidays and the long winter ahead! And don't forget, if you need additional help with doing so, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Knightdale, N.C.