We tend to be more active during summer than in any other period of the year. Sunny weather and warm temperatures make us want to get up, go out and move. It’s September already and summer’s almost over, but your physical activity doesn’t have to end when colder temperatures arrive. Most people tend to spend their fall and winter inside, where it’s nice and warm, and they prefer watching TV to exercise. It doesn’t have to be that way. In order to prevent the traditional weight gain which occurs in colder months, staying active is mandatory. It’s not that difficult. If you scroll down, you’ll see different fall fitness tips you should try.
1. Take Advantage of the Autumn Weather
This time of the year is special. The leaves turn yellow and brown; parks become breathtaking. Capitalize on the beautiful scenery and fall weather to go outside and jog. Jogging during this season is even better; it’s not cold like winter, and it’s also easier on you than summer when it’s too hot. You can also research the best places for hikes.
2.Do Something New
Rainy fall days and colder temperatures don’t, necessarily, mean you should spend the entire day on your couch. Besides signing up for a gym class, you can do something new and become more active. Always wanted to try Zumba for weight loss? Are you interested in boxing? How about Yoga? There are many indoor activities you can do to boost your fitness levels this fall. Sign up for your activity of choice and start training.
3. Take Part in Community Events
With the fall season, we always witness numerous community events, mainly runs. Keep up with the latest community news, sign up for a run and train regularly do your best when D-day comes. If you don’t want to participate in a race, then simply offer to help with setting up for the event and other things. This will make you get up early and move more.
4. Be Active when Watching TV
Who doesn’t like watching TV in fall? It’s when new seasons of most shows start in the first place, and you can’t miss a premiere or development of the season. That shouldn’t keep you away from fitness. The solution is easy; exercise when watching TV, particularly during a commercial break. That way, you’ll combine fitness and your favorite TV show.
5. Layer up
Your clothing is as important as exercises you do. Ideally, you should dress in layers, so you’re prepared for all weather conditions. Opt for moisture-wicking clothes that will allow your body to naturally warm up when it’s chilly and don’t forget about the hat when it’s windy.
6. Make Exercise an Integral Part of your Life
You don’t have much time to exercise? That shouldn’t be a problem. You can be creative and turn everything you do into exercise. Move your hips and feet while washing dishes, walk around the field when waiting for your kids to finish soccer practice, use stairs instead of elevators and so on.
7. Remember the 30-day Rule
It takes four weeks for the body to adjust to the lifestyle change. Most people who give up of diets or daily burn fitness programs do it within 30 days. Motivate yourself to stick to physical activity for 30 days and it will be easier for you to adhere to the schedule later.
8. Remember the 3 Cs
Three Cs stand for convenience, commitment, and consistency. It’s simple, make a commitment, go to the gym or follow an exercise program that is the most convenient to you, and be consistent. Three Cs are the essential aspects of every successful fitness plan.
9. Weigh Yourself Regularly
Colder weather also calls for bulkier clothes and people usually overlook the extra pounds they put on. That’s why you should weigh yourself every month. If you notice weight gain, just increase the amount of physical activity and decrease the consumption of unhealthy foods.
10. Exercise in the Morning
The sun sets earlier when it’s fall, and sometimes it’s dark outside at 4.30pm. Our brain thinks it’s way later than it really is and puts you off the exercise. To prevent that from happening, do your exercises in the morning. Plus, physical activity will boost your productivity throughout the day.
The end of summer doesn’t necessarily mean the end of fitness or physical activity. There are many ways to exercise even when you’re “stuck” indoor. This post listed ten useful suggestions, all you have to do is to create your plan.