This weekend will mark the official start of fall, and that means thoughts soon will turn to cozy times indoors, holiday meals, fun with family and friends and a bit of indulgence all around.
But you can get a jump on staying fit this fall by planning to work some healthy (and fun!) practices into your routine. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Head outside. Atlanta has an abundance of wonderful walking trails and natural spots where you can enjoy a refreshing hike, a ride down the river or a biking trip through the woods. Gather a few friends and plan a regular standing outing you can enjoy all season long.
- Workout earlier. The days will start getting shorter very soon, so it’s important to switch up your exercise times so you don’t get left in the dark. Start your run or walk earlier to make the most of precious fall daylight hours.
- Stay quenched. It may not come to mind as easily as it does in the heat of summer when you’re perpetually parched, but it’s just as important to get plenty of water during the cooler days of fall. Make sure to take water with you wherever you go.
- Enjoy seasonal delights. In addition to all the indulgent treats of the season, there are plenty of healthy flavors to be savored right now, as well. Enjoy pumpkins and pumpkin seeds, pears, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips and more to your heart’s content!
Embracing the season in a healthy way will help you stay fit and beautiful well into the winter. Enjoy!