Staying healthy (or at least attempting to stay healthy) through the long evenings and harsh winter months can become a struggle at some points.
Our bodies naturally want to rest when it is cold and dark leaving us with little motivation as well as the seasonal conditions resulting in certain health conditions heightening, leaving our bodies at their most vulnerable.
Therefore it’s critical to maintain our energy levels to fend off cold and flu viruses. With all these Nike discount codes flying around or these new gym wear collections popping up, there is no excuse this time around to keep to our fitness goals.
So, before you hang up your running shoes for the winter, check out these fitness ideas for the fall that will keep you inspired to be the greatest version of yourself!
New Season, New Goals!
Most people will have focused their training and diet on getting a “beach body” or losing weight over the spring and summer months.
Now that we’ve all returned from our travels and the weather is getting colder, it is all too easy to get wrapped up in our big and baggy and baggy comfortable clothing, there is no motivation to work on that beach body
So, what now? Well, it is the perfect time to try something new, find new goals and set some different expectations for yourself. For instance, if running a marathon has always been your goal, now is the time to start laying the groundwork for a spring race.
If you enjoy skiing, there is no better time to consider including some sport-specific exercises in your programme. It’s not about vastly changing your routine but just finding sports that fit the season you are working in to make for an easier transition.
Whatever you select, set a new objective to help you stay motivated and keep your eyes on the prize.
It might sound straightforward but the benefits of just going for a walk both physically and mentally cannot be understated.
Walking is one of the simplest ways to exercise outside and a fantastic way to stay active throughout the day.
All you need is a good pair of walking or running shoes and a nice big coat to keep yourself warm, dry, and safe. Making it a daily habit is the key to making it enjoyable, explore somewhere new, plan a scenic route, it is your time to unwind, disconnect and keep active.
Being held accountable for your actions and what you are doing is one of the most effective ways to keep you motivated to exercise.
Having someone by your side pushing you, or most likely guilting you into not giving up and achieving your goal. Your own personal trainer that uses slightly unconventional techniques such as sending that bad photo of you they keep hostage unless you finish your next rep is all the motivation you will ever need.
At the same time, sharing exercises with friends can strengthen friendships. Seeing each other sweating and out of breath even though you’ve only been running for five minutes will grow your bond and make that promise that no one must know how unfit you were when you first start.
You Are What You Eat
We all know how vital it is to consume various colourful fruits and vegetables, and autumn is an excellent time of year to do so.
Eating in accordance with the seasons is also an excellent method to increase the nutrient density of your food because it is grown and harvested when nature intended, not to mention add some amazing flavours and vibrant colours to your plate.
Look for figs, pears, blackberries, and clementines, among other fruits and vegetables and then don’t forget to season with herbs such as fresh basil, sage, chives, and flat-leaf parsley. Bringing you an endless possibility of meals and recipes to try out that are bursting with flavour and in season.
Whatever you do to get there, make sure that you stay fit and healthy as we enter the colder and darker side of the year both for your physical fitness and your mental wellbeing.
This time don’t wait for the new year, new me to get out there and keep yourself feeling energetic.