Get Fit in Fall!

24 Oct

 

fall_fitness_graphic1There are so many reasons to love fall:  the food, the foliage, the weather – and on top of that, fall happens to be the single best season for getting FIT.   Not only are you creating great habits for the upcoming deluge of holidays and winter months, but much like setting your clocks back, you too get to take a step back to re-evaluate your routine and set new goals.  So gather your energy, find your motivation, and prepare for the challenges ahead!  It’s time to renew yourself!

Use the weather to your advantage | Say goodbye to summer and embrace the new cooler, crisper air – perfect for getting outside!   Run, walk, hike, bike, go to the park!  All of those things that you gave up because it was just too hot – time to integrate them back into the routine.   If you get started now, by the time that summer season rolls around again, you’ll be in shape!

Embrace the darkness |  No, not like for Halloween, but for your health!  Just because it’s still dark when you get up and gets dark earlier doesn’t mean you can’t workout.  If you want to continue your outdoor activities, just make sure to wear reflective gear and take a flashlight.  And it’s still perfectly light inside the Studio, so continuing to take your Pilates and Cardio classes definitely isn’t an issue.

Get those vitamins |  Fall harvest is exactly that – an amazing array of colorful fruits and vegetables are at your fingertips!

“Squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, beans, avocados, broccoli, and cauliflower are all great antioxidant-rich vegetables, packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.  Antioxidants help the body to combat free radicals in the body which we unfortunately absorb through everything from pollution in the environment to internal stress.”

Remember that 30-day rule | It takes roughly four weeks for the body to adapt to any lifestyle changes, which is why people who give up on their fitness programs tend to do so within the first 30 days.  Try to stick with your fit routine for at least a month – after that, your healthy habits will become integrated into your lifestyle and it won’t be nearly as challenging to stick with it.

LIVE THE 3C’s |  Commitment, Convenience, Consistency – having all three is the ultimate key to a successful fitness program.

  1.  Commitment:  Plan your exercise.  Yes, you are busy – that’s life.  Like with anything else, put exercise on your calendar.   If you don’t do it now, then “later” will turn into “never”.
  2. Convenience:  Pick a studio or gym location that is close to you!   If you can’t do that, pick exercises that you can do in your home uninterrupted.
  3. Consistency:   Stay on track.  Pick your days and times and keep going – strive for at least 3 days a week and add-on from there.   It will get easier.

Are you ready to get fit for fall?  See you at the Studio!

~Dayna
PX Studio

Sources
WebMD (http://www.webmd.com)
Prevention (http://www.prevention.com/)

 

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