Keep Your Fitness Momentum This Fall
We are beginning to see the hot summer days moves into the cooler days of fall, and it is important to keep up the momentum when it comes to your fitness practice. As the weather outside changes, which depending on where you live, might mean you can finally avoid the intense heat, or you may need to move workouts indoors if it has gotten too chilly.
It is also may be a great time to change your focus on more gentler forms of movement. No matter what now is the time to keep your fitness momentum.
Ideas To Keep Your Fitness Momentum
Take Advantage of Beautiful Fall Days
To start with, take advantage of the fall days that are warm or cool, without extreme cold or hot weather. This is when you are getting outside and exercising in nature is the perfect opportunity. There are many ways to exercise outdoors, including walking, hiking, riding a bicycle, taking your dogs for a walk, going to a nearby lake or beach.
You can also head to a park near you to do some outdoor exercises alone or with your kids. Many parks also include equipment to help with push-ups and conditioning.
Practice New Forms of Outdoor Exercise
Similarly, there might be some forms of movement outside that you never considered before. Maybe you are familiar with cycling or walking, but you don’t have much experience with hiking. This is a great time to try something new and explore what other forms of movement you enjoy. You might have assumed you wouldn’t like tai-chi, but then fell in love with the benefits. Maybe you are more of a gym person but find that running outside is really healing to you.
Consider Heading to the Gym
As we get further into fall and the temperatures begin to drop more rapidly, it is a good time to renew your gym membership and use some gym equipment. This allows you to still get in a good workout without worrying about the weather conditions. A major benefit to the gym is that you have access to all the equipment you could possibly need. You might even make some new friends.
Experiment with Home Workouts
While there are many different forms of movement you can do at home, fall is ideal for conditioning and gentle movement. It is a time when you slow down, enjoy more rest, and treat your body with care. This means focusing more on stretching, yoga, and gentle conditioning workouts. Maybe you start practicing yoga or Pilates in the morning, or you enjoy an afternoon stroll with your spouse. We purchased a mini trampoline a number of years ago and use it on a regular basis during the winter season when we don’t get outdoors for a morning walk.
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Walking outdoors will help improve your brain power and definitely helps reduce stress. Walking in the morning is best and not only does it feel good, but it helps with your sleep at night and that helps with your brain power.
“Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility,” she says, especially when you're going for a stroll through some greenery or soaking in a bit of sunlight. This can be particularly helpful during the colder months when seasonal depression spikes. (source: Here- https://www.geelongmedicalgroup.com.au/2018/11/7-incredible-health-benefits-of-walking-30-minutes-a-day )
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