Cold weather is one of the reasons why people fall behind on their fitness routine.
Unlike the summer season, people are more inclined to hit the snooze button because it’s much more comfortable to hide under the sheets than to run outdoors.
But don’t let the cold stop you from staying fit and healthy. Follow these tips to help you stay active during autumn.
1. Set a goal.
The first thing you have to do is to set a goal. But not just any goal, set a realistic goal. Since it’s autumn, there will be days that you will not be in the mood to exercise.
There will also be days that are so cold you wouldn’t want to move around. So, when the cold season starts, set a goal that you know will keep you motivated to move.
2. Know which is the ideal time of the day for your workout.
During the summer, people would usually exercise early in the morning when it’s a lot cooler. However, this might change because it will definitely be harder for most people to get up early when it’s better to snuggle up.
You can try working out during the afternoon when you already have the day’s momentum going. An exercise midday might also work for you.
3. Spend more time outdoors.
One of the perks of the autumn season is not having to worry about the sun’s heat exhausting you.
So, take advantage of this and go out more often. This is a great time for you to finally do the sports you used to do but couldn’t because of the heat. Plus, it’s refreshing to feel the cool air brush against your skin.
4. Stock up on healthy food.
If you know you’re going to spend more time indoors, then take extra precautions and remove any unhealthy temptations in your kitchen.
Avoid drinking too much hot cocoa and stay away from the chips. Instead, buy healthy snacks that you will enjoy while you stay indoors. That way, you get to control the food you consume.
5. Have quick and high-intensity workouts.
High-intensity workouts are a great way to lose the extra calories. And what’s great about them is that you can do 15-minute workouts and still get substantial effects.
Of course, you shouldn’t expect to have abs the moment fall is over, but at least you get to strengthen your endurance over time.
6. Turn TV time to exercise time.
Even when you decide to stay indoors, you can still stay fit and active. All you need to do is to have a set of exercises and stretches that you can do right in front of the TV.
These exercises can be squats, lifts, jogging in place, and even planks. In fact, you don’t even have to go out to lose all those calories. Just 30 minutes in front of the TV watching your favorite show with a vibration machine and you’re good to go!
So there you have it. The autumn season is a great excuse to turn into a couch potato, but you shouldn’t waste all those exercises during the summer.
Continue your fitness program but use these tips to make it easier to move and sweat.