Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures, so go for a run, jog, walk, or hike!
2. Think Outside The Box
Have you been meaning to try something, but keep finding an excuse not to? Fall is a great time to learn something new. Find something that interests you so you can master it!
3. Be An Active TV Watcher
Many fall TV shows have started so your nights may be filled, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato. While you watch, you can walk or run in place, do standing lunges, do tricep dips off the couch, or lift weights.
4. Integrate Exercise Into Your Life
Autumn is the season to be outside. The weather is cool and crisp so why not spend some more time outdoors by parking farther away from your destination or taking a walk on your lunch break?
5. Rejuvenate Yourself
Fall is a great time to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Treat yourself to a massage after your run or learn to meditate. Choose something that will relax your body rather than add more stress.
6. Remember The 30-Day Rule
It takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to lifestyle changes. That’s why people tend to give up their fitness routines in the first 30 days. Don’t let that happen to you! When your alarm goes off in the morning, don’t roll over and hit the snooze button.
7. Strive For The 3 Cs
Commitment, convenience, and consistency are what will lead you to have a successful fitness routine.
8. Deal With Darkness
The best way to enjoy fall is to exercise outdoors. Yes, it does get darker earlier during this season so be smart and safe when exercising at night.
9. Dress In Layers
When you’re exercising outside, don’t forget to layer up! Before your body warms up, you may feel chilly, but once the blood gets pumping, you’ll feel overdressed. Layers will help you adapt to your body’s new temperature so you don’t get sick. Also remember to put your layers back on after your routine. You may feel hot, but you can’t forget that the weather is chilly outside.
10. Find Your Motivation
Finding what will make you more prone to exercise is important. Create a goal every week and challenge yourself to do better!