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The fall season is starting to make an appearance. It can be a struggle to let go of the laid back days of summer, but fall always seems like another fresh start. That feeling is probably an old memory of buying brand new shiny school supplies and gearing up for a new swimming and diving season.
Even if back to school is not in your plans, there’s no better time to get back to fitness. Refresh your fall fitness routine with these five ideas to stay active.
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1. Address Lingering I
Do you have something that’s been bothering you since summer or earlier?
2. Fall Fitness + Scenic V
It wouldn’t be a fall-themed post without goals for an
Don’t forget to hydrate! Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you can forget about water.
3. Try Something New
Winter is coming. Cold weather and lack of sunlight can be a real motivation killer. Exercise is a wonderful way to tackle those winter blues. If you hate the cold, start looking at indoor options to keep your workouts going. Don’t wait until January when the guilt of all those delicious holiday treats has already set in. Stay consistent now, and have a plan!
Seasonal gym memberships or studio packages are a great place to start looking to try something new. Indoor workouts don’t have to mean monotonous treadmill walking. This might be a great time to try that Yoga or Pilates class!
If you’re lucky, you may even be able to get a package on sale during season changes or holidays. Get fit and save cash? Yes, please! Some community centers also offer activities on a seasonal basis, so check out what’s in your area.
4. Fitness Watch + Yard W
Wear your fitness watch while doing yard work.
Being active is not only limited to the gym. See how many calories you burn while raking and bagging those leaves. Maybe enough for a pumpkin spice latte?
5. Get C
Are you a football fan? Put that adrenaline to good use.
Swipe this idea from my husband, who does push-ups for touchdowns and other exciting plays.
Make a game out of it and design your own points system. And of course, you can substitute anything for push-ups. Do what works for you. It’s a great way to get off the couch and cheer for your team.
Think of the fall season like a breath of fresh air to change up your routine. Avoid the temptation to start hibernating for the winter.
Always remember to listen to your body and modify to what works for you!
What are your fall fitness plans? Leave a comment below.
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