The easiest way to live a healthy lifestyle is to create habits that form a routine. At that point staying active is almost automatic and hopefully becomes top priority. While unexpected events and busy schedules can affect certain days, you can learn to adjust for those. But what happens when colder weather and changing of the seasons affects your goals to workout and stay active? Read on for my tips to stay active in the fall
With a few tweaks and tips of some of my favorite ways to stay active in the fall you’ll hardly notice a shift in your energy levels. If you are feeling a bit unmotivated, I have tips for that as well with an organic energy drink full of all sorts of beneficial ingredients.
Let’s start with the obvious that must be said, get a proper amount of quality sleep and drink plenty of water. If you’re often tired, that will sabotage your efforts to stay active. A proper diet is key as well.
Tips to stay active in the fall
Enjoy fall-appropriate outdoor activities:
There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors in the fall. Some of my favorites are long walks and hiking. Depending on where you live, fall is sometimes the best times to hike. Shorter days get you starting earlier, while cooler weather and less sun provide ideal hiking conditions.
Switch to indoor workouts:
Generally I workout indoors, year-round. Changing fall feather has less affect on indoor workouts. If you enjoy running or cycling then take it inside to stationary machines. If cold weather and rain is affecting your HIT or bootcamp schedule, then find a gym or studio that offers indoor classes. Yoga is almost always taught indoors, and is a wonderful exercise as part of your routine. Home workout videos provide the convenience of quick, fits within your schedule workouts that don’t require a gym membership. If working out outdoors in cooler climates, be sure to dress warmer plus do a proper amount of warm-up and stretching to counter the colder weather.
Stick to a routine:
Shorter days means getting off work in the dark, making it even easier to skip workouts. If you stick to routine (I like to go directly after work so I don’t get distracted or find an excuse not to go), then this shouldn’t be an issue. You could try mornings or make weekend days part of your active schedule.
Get enough sleep or try caffeine:
If you’re getting enough sleep, and working out, but are still tired, you can try added caffeine. Tea and coffee are my go-to’s. I’ve generally avoided energy drinks but recently found out about Dark Dog Organics. It’s certified organic and Non-GMO verified, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It proves a powerful boost and 7 vitamins from wholesome ingredients. There is sugar, but is naturally sweetened with unrefined, organic ingredients like coconut sugar. Try from several varieties flavored with ingredients like coconut water, carrot juice, green tea, yerba mate, rosehip, lemon and ginger for a clean and whole boost.
With these simple tips to stay active in the fall, while setting up a few new habits and a routine, you’ll find it’s easier than you think.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the opinions and content are my own.