Use the change of season as motivation to recommit to your health goals and get moving again
The shift from summer to fall is a great time to check in with yourself, take stock of your current fitness level, and set goals for the next few months. It is a great time to check in with yourself, take stock of your current fitness level, and set goals for the next few months.
Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors
Without the heat and humidity, outdoor workouts become much more comfortable and, after a busy summer, many of us are ready to get back to some sort of fitness routine. Walking is just about the easiest way to exercise outside. Make it a habit to walk every day when you get home from work or at night after dinner.
Get Back to the Gym
When the weather turns iffy, getting to the gym can help you stay on track with your workouts
Swimming is such a great no-impact activity and perfect for a complete, whole-body workout.
Fitness classes: There's an energy you gather from other people when you workout in a class setting that you often don't get working out by yourself
Making fitness stick is all about momentum, so if you're a beginner, start with about 3 days of exercise a week. You don't have to go to a gym to get back into fitness. Working out at home can be effective. One thing to keep in mind is that working out at home does require some self-discipline.
Try Something New
When fall hits, many of us head to the gym or bring our workouts indoors and that can quickly lead to boredom and burnout. So this is a great time to try something completely different.
If you really want to test your limits, try something like CrossFit. This type of workout involved high-intensity interval training, doing exercises with very heavy loads, and measuring a variety of metrics during each workout so you can see your improvement. Warm-up with 5 minutes of light cardio and then do each exercise below, one after the other, without resting in between. Complete 1-3 circuits.
1 min - Plyo Jacks
1 min - Burpees
1 min - Jog in Place
1 min - High Knee Jogs
1 min - Plyo Lunges
1 min - Ski Abs
1 min - Squat Kicks
1 min - Jumping Jacks
1 min - Squat Jumps
1 min - Speed Skaters