Is it Fall already? It seems like it was only weeks ago that we were getting swimsuit sexy for Summer! With school back in session and your schedule operating on all cylinders, now is the perfect time to ramp up a fall fitness routine that will prepare you for the holiday season. Fall also offers the perfect weather to get outdoors, so use this time of year to your advantage.
Here are five simple ways to help you carve fitness into your fall schedule:
1. Keep it Close to Home. Let's face it; we do what comes easy. What will guarantee that your fitness get-up-and-go stays on target, is finding a convenient and close exercise location near your office or home.
PRO TIP: With three PH360 locations now open throughout the valley there is no excuse for missing a workout!
2. Fall Foliage. The advantages of group training are endless but don't forget that this is the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor activities. This season is the perfect time to take advantage of local parks, walking trails, camping and hiking. Plus, the cooler air is great for your body and makes outdoor activities more comfortable.
3. Have a Plan. Commitment begins with having a plan. So, eliminate excuses by planning ahead. Keep your gym bag packed at all times and keep it in your car. Pick a minimum of three days a week, to include a specific time to exercise, and stick to it. If your plan includes outdoor activities like hiking or bike riding, have a predetermined trail in mind. That way, you are less likely to deviate from your plans or simply cancel.
4. What’s in Season? Detoxify and rejuvenate your system by including seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet that your body needs for sustained health. BONUS: you’ll spend less money while consuming the vitamins and nutrients that your body craves.
5. Give it 30 Days. On average, it takes 21-days to form a habit and about 60-days before it becomes a routine. Give your plan 30-days, and you will be on your way to staying fit for fall and the holiday season.
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