For many of us the summer is our busiest season and with the extra hours of daylight, carefree days and warm weather it is also the time when we are physically most active. This fall there is no reason to go into hibernation and pack on the pounds when the weather changes as there are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy throughout the colder months. If you want to stay active year-round, then here are some tips to keep you feeling great through fall and winter.
Don’t let busy schedules interfere with your exercise schedule
With everyone returning to school and work ramping up its easy to get swept up in the demands of daily life and forget about all the promises we made in the gym.
If your days are too busy for you to set aside time to go for a workout be sure to incorporate exercise into your daily life. You can do this by walking as much as you can, standing at your desk, taking the stairs and dedicating downtime on weekends to exercise. You may want to consider getting a fitness tracker so you can motivate yourself and keep on schedule.
Eat healthy on the holidays
With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, its almost expected that we fill up on rich holiday dishes. But as with everything else we should do so in moderation, making sure to supplement our meals with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Its that time of year when nutritious fruits like apple, pears, and figs reach our shelves so be sure to make the most of it. You know what they say, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ so put down that pie and get some fruit! In addition to all the fruit available be sure to pick up some s squash and dark greens to help keep your meals healthy.
Boost your immune system
With all the colds and cases of flu doing the rounds and the weather forcing most of us indoors, the threat of getting sick is very realistic. So, instead of being picked off by the latest bug prepare yourself by eating healthy, taking a vitamin C supplement and always washing your hands.
It also doesn’t hurt to get a flu shot ahead of time so that you are even better protected. By taking these precautions you should be able to stave off even the harshest colds.