This is a great time of year to enjoy exercise outside. The sun, mild weather, and cooler evenings are perfect for a walk, run, or bike ride. Soon, we will start to lose sunlight and warm days, which means many people will find it hard to squeeze in a workout.
Most of the tips that I want to share with you below are common sense; but, if you're like me and your work and family life can get chaotic, even the simplest things can get overlooked!
Follow these simple tips to avoid the time change blues:
1 - Plan Ahead
Decide on your indoor or outdoor exercise in advance. Decide which time of day is best for you and plan accordingly. If morning is when you want to exercise, for the morning have your clothes ready to go. For evening workouts, bring a change of clothes with you.
2 - Be Willing to Change
Be willing to change your routine depending on the seasons. Changing your routine can help the body burn more calories and avoid boredom.
3 - Workout At Home
Create an efficient and effective DVD workout at home. This can come in handy if the day got away from you, it's dark, or you have absolutely no desire to go to the gym.
4 - Fuel Your Body
Lots of fruits, vegetables, and water will help your body stay energized longer.
There is no reason to let your fitness go as the seasons change. Start planning today and maintain your fit body! If you've got any fitness tips to help stay in shape this Fall, please share them. I'd love to hear what's working for you!