Good Morning to all and happy Fitness Friday. Last week we talked about the benefits of eating healthy. Fitness is about 20% exercise and 80% eating. It is very important to eat and often. One of the ways to accomplish this is to plan your meals set times to eat and a regular day of shopping. One tip that I do pass on to my clients is to always have food (healthy) with you either in your lunch bag backpack or the car. That way when you get hungry you are always prepared. That will prevent drive thru at Mac Donalds. Does this sound like a voice of experience? That’s right we have all been there including me. I am no different, however I try to get back on track as soon as possible. That is the secret keep your momentum going. We saw what happen (at the World Series) when you lose your momentum. Don’t let that happen to you! This post is about exercise so let’s talk exercise and what you can do to have fun and stay motivated.
Four Tips for Fall Fitness
There are lots of opportunities to remain fit or even begin a fitness program in the fall that can work for everyone. Planning for seasonal changes, finding support from group exercise and embracing events and activities that the season has to offer are key factors in staying fit through the transition.
Take advantage of autumn activities
Autumn group events like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, haunted trails and building leaf piles are active options that also can be bonding experiences for family and friends. Visit www.michigan.org for ideas on fall activities in Michigan.
Get involved in community events
With the fall season comes holiday themed local runs and events. Look for turkey trots and holiday walks to sign up with friends and family to hold you accountable for completing the training.
Turn fall chores into a workout
Raking leaves or gardening can burn around 150 calories every 30 minutes. Turn these chores into a game by setting small achievable goals to help pass the time.
Exercise early in the day
Try to workout in the morning or during the day. With the time changing and it becoming darker earlier, it can feel as if it is later in the day than it really is. This can make people more tired than usual. Getting into a routine of working out early will guarantee the workout gets done and still allow time in the afternoon and evening to relax. Thank you to the Macomb YMCA for Fall Fitness Tips!
Just one last final note about our healthy lifestyle. Keep a mental checklist or write it down or log it on your phone whatever works-track it on a daily basis. Start here and we will talk more about this in the upcoming weeks. This tracking is an essential tool of victory. There is so much to share from my years of experience but I want to stay on track (haha) so do come back and we will talk more. Thanks for coming by today. I have enjoyed our time together. Be in touch with any questions comments concerns at http://www.andwineknot.com or email me firstname.lastname@example.org See you Soon Dana