Your 4 Seasons of Fitness
By Brandi Goodman
Getting daily exercise is necessary for good health. It can be difficult to do the same exact thing every single day, though. Not to mention, the season can play a role in whether you can achieve the task you're hoping to accomplish. There are four seasons of fitness to consider, each with its own set of options for exercise.
The winter season sees less exercise done outdoors. People are more likely to stay inside, out of the cold. This is a great time to try at-home workouts or even join a gym. Workouts at home don't have to be strenuous. Just getting up and moving is key if you want to keep your joints flexible. Follow along to a workout video or use your furniture for some tricep dips or planks. Head to the gym when you want to get out of the house.
The springtime is when many people start getting back outside. The weather isn't always great, though. Lots of rainy days make up spring weather. Get outside for some fresh air when you can and take a simple walk around the block. It can work wonders for your lungs and your legs.
The summer season doesn't need to include exercise plans for many. That's because so many people are already out and about, engaging in physical activities that get their muscles working. Swimming at the beach, digging for shells, playing volleyball, going to the park with your kids, and walking downtown for some shopping rather than driving are all exercises you don't even know you're doing.
Fall weather starts to get chilly, but it isn't cold enough to deter people from being outside. Find fall activities in your neighborhood or nearby. Carving pumpkins, attending a fall festival, taking your kids trick-or-treating, and finding your way through a haunted maze are all easy exercise options for autumn. If you aren't doing these things, then a different plan for exercise should be on your to-do list.
Each season offers its own unique offerings for exercise. Workout any way you can, whether it's enjoyable and doesn't even seem like exercise or it's one you have to push yourself to do. Your health and wellness depend on it. Just be sure you're pairing that exercise plan with healthy eating as well for a true path toward better well-being.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Kingwood, Tex.