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.
Follow these simple steps to avoid the time change blues:
1 - Plan AheadDecide 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 - Willingness to ChangeBe willing to change your routine depending on the seasons. Changing your routine can help the body burn more calories and avoid boredom.
3 - Fuel Your BodyLots of fruits, vegetables, and water will help your body stay energized longer.
You don't have to let your fitness go through the winter. Start planning today and maintain your fit body.
4 -Take Advantage of the WeatherFall 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.
5- Remember the 30-Day RuleIt takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to lifestyle changes. That's why people who give up on their fitness programs tend to do so within the first 30 days. So, when the alarm goes off in the morning and it's darker and colder, don't roll over and hit the snooze button.
Try to stick with a program for a month, after a month, behavior patterns will have adapted and it will be much easier to stick with it after that.