For Immediate Release
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The end of summer can seem like a sad time of year, but there’s something about the cool, crisp air that can breathe some new life into your usual routine, especially when it comes to exercise.
Take Advantage of the Great OutdoorsWithout the heat and humidity, outdoor workouts become much more comfortable; and after such a crazy year with COVID-19, many of us are ready to get back to some sort of normal routine. Fall weather offers some of the best outdoor workouts all year long; and getting started now, may help you generate enough momentum to make it through the coming seasons as the days get shorter and with the holidays just around the corner.
WalkingWalking is just about the easiest way to exercise outside and a great way to get in some extra movement throughout the day. With cooler weather in place; you don’t have to worry about sweating as much, so it may be easier to take 10-15 minute walking breaks throughout the day. All you really need is a good pair of walking shoes; and perhaps, some fall weather gear to keep you warm, dry, and protected. The key to making it enjoyable is to make it part of your daily routine.
HikingFall is also a great time to go hiking, with cool weather, no bugs; and of course, magnificent views. Plus, hiking burns mega-calories as you increase your elevation and really work those legs. Hiking is also known to do the following:
RunningRounding out the top outdoor fall activities is running. Fall is probably the best time of year for running outdoors. It’s not too hot, not too cold, and watching the leaves change colors on a daily basis makes each workout a new adventure. The real key to making fall running more comfortable is to dress in layers so you don’t get too hot or too cold. Also, make sure people can see you if you’re running in the dark by wearing reflective running gear.
Heading Back to the GymWhen the weather turns much chiller/colder, heading back to the gym can help you stay on track with your workouts, especially if you get involved in a variety of activities. To make the most out of your time at the gym; don’t just use the same machines each time you go, but take advantage of all your gym has to offer:
Making Your Exercise Habit StickMaking fitness stick is all about momentum; so if you’re a beginner, begin with a goal of exercising of at least 3 days per week. More importantly, remember to ease your body into your new exercise schedule to minimize the risk of injury. Then as your body gets use to your daily regimen, add more days of exercise to your weekly routine.
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