The season for pumpkin spiced lattes and Halloween parties is finally here. With the colorful red and gold season comes cooler temperatures and the inspiration to host festive parties full of food and exciting decor. While the summer might be over, your fitness should still be a priority, even as sweater weather comes knocking at your door.
As most of us gear up for the upcoming holidays and prepare for any change that comes with this new season, our fitness habits may fall short from being occupied on so many different levels.
While it’s important to keep up with your fitness routine, it might be a good idea to take this opportunity of the changing season to spruce up your workout and try something that will challenge and motivate you to stay fit.
Fall Fitness Tips to Keep You Motivated
Stay ahead of the game and keep the following fitness tips in mind as you gear up for another exciting season ahead.
1. Switch up your wardrobe
As the cold weather starts to approach us, it is important to dress accordingly and appropriately in order to keep us warm and prepared.
Sometimes when it’s cooler outside, individuals tend to get demotivated thinking that they will be too cold to work out. The trick is to layer up and accessorize the right way with hats and gloves that will protect you from the cold breeze.
2. Take advantage of the season’s activities
Fall season welcomes activities such as hiking, apple picking and corn mazes that can count as a good workout when done right. Use this opportunity to take part in the season’s festive activities and bring your family and friends together to keep them fit while having fun as well!
It might also be a good idea to buy or rent a bike to enjoy the cooler weather and take in more of your natural surrounding and fresh air.
3. Drink more tea
There are many healthy teas rich in antioxidants that fight free radical damage and work to protect you from catching a cold or other infection that comes with the changing weather.
Teas such as black tea and green tea are excellent options to keep you feeling warm and healthy.
4. Engage in at-home workouts
As the day starts to feel shorter and darker, it might be a good idea to be vigilant about your at-home workouts, especially if you feel like you’re struggling to head to the gym.
Don’t let the weather come in the way of your health and fitness as exercise is extremely important for your routine. Incorporating even 15 minutes of exercise into your day can help combat stress and promote a more positive outlook on life.
5. Try to work out in the morning
With the sun setting earlier and the time change making you feel like it’s later than it is, it might also be a good idea to switch your routine to the morning instead.
Exercising in the morning will prioritize your workout first and give you all the time you need to carry out your other responsibilities for the rest of the day.
6. Squeeze in exercise while watching TV
While the new season gets us in the mood for binge-watching and catching up on summer movies, don’t fall victim to a sedentary lifestyle and incorporate your TV time with some exercise as well.
A little trick is to try to squeeze in a few moves after every episode that you complete. This way you will stay active and keep your muscles engaged while enjoying your favorite characters on screen.
7. Be mindful of sugar and candy
Yes, Halloween can be very tempting to indulge in all the fun candy and exciting flavors that are out for a limited time during fall. However, try to avoid too much sugar and only enjoy the candy and treats as moderately as possible.
The more actively you try to be mindful of the unhealthy food out there, the more aware you are of what you are eating. This way you will prevent unnecessary weight gain and other health risks that arise from eating too much junk.