Happy Friday my friends!
It’s not technically fall yet, but most people think of September as a fall month especially since kids are back in school now. Now is the time for you to get back to YOU and get back into a fitness routine as well as a healthy habits routine.
Ease back into the fall with some of these helpful tips:
- Take advantage of the cooler temps and workout outside or add more outdoor activities to your day. Biking and hiking are perfect activities this time of year!
- Start off slowly if you haven’t worked out in a while by doing some walking workouts. If you live local I would be happy to do these with you, otherwise just find a park or local trail you can walk on and do some intervals. Start off by walking to warm up your body then do a fast pace walk for 1 minute then walk normal again. Find some benches or a curb where you can do some bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, or step-ups. Continue this routine for your whole walk.
- Enjoy seasonal foods like sweet potatoes which are packed with fiber and vitamin C. I love making stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, or sweet potato nachos. Apples are also in season now and are a great snack to have on hand. I also like to make a yummy salad with greens, diced organic granny smith apple, diced organic celery, tuna, hemp hearts and some coconut vinegar. It’s a refreshing salad to eat full of fiber, protein and vitamin C.
- Develop a healthy morning routine. I love getting up early, drinking a glass of water, working out and stretching.
- I also recommend, if you don’t already, take a multivitamin – this will help you make sure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs to help fuel energy metabolism and muscle function and will help you fight off those germs that start spreading around this time of year.
- Fish oil is also another helpful supplement I recommend because your body can’t produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 on it’s own and most Americans don’t eat enough foods with Omega’s. A daily fish oil will also help support your joint health.
- Get outside each day, even if only for 5-10 minutes, and soak up that sunshine which will give you much needed vitamin D.
What are some of your favorite ways to get back into a healthy fall routine?
Stay Healthy my Friends!
Carrie A Groff