5 Tips for Fall fitness

5 Tips for Fall fitness

Young woman stretching before running in the early evening in the autumn

Fall is a great time to start a new routine and re-work your workout plans. Here are five tips that will help you get started.

Enjoy the foliage – When you enjoy nature, you may find that your exercising feels like a lot less work. Research park trails and safe areas that are suitable for a hikes, bike rides or a run and look at a new route every few weeks.

Layer up – Outdoor activities will require breathable, moisture-wicking clothing. Although these fabrics may feel cool at the start, once you are a few minutes into your workout you may notice that your body will quickly warm up.

Be safe – Shorter days means that the mornings and evenings will be darker. To ensure that people can see you, invest in reflective clothing and a flashlight to illuminate your path.

Learn something new – Learning something new, can be a great way to energize your workout plan. If you have always been interested in boxing, tap dancing or yoga, this is the time to give it a try.

Work out at home – If you feel that your days are short and you can’t find the time to head out to the gym. Look at working out at home for 20-30 minutes a day. Invest in a few fitness DVD’s or look on YouTube for workout videos that will get your blood pumping. If you want to challenge yourself and gain some muscle, invest in kettlebells, barbells or resistance bands.