Fall into Fitness

By September 18, 2015 Fitness No Comments

 

Fall

What exactly is it that you want to achieve this Fall?

Here are 7 pointers to get there.

1. Set goals
Whether it be bulking up or strengthening your poses for yoga, start with some clear goals and better yet, a plan on how you will achieve those goals. It’s not going to happen without a plan and you know it.
2. Find your motivation
What gets you excited? Find that type of activity that gets you so excited that you can’t wait to repeat it again the next time. For me, it’s my Monday morning runs to get me amped for the week. Everyone gets excited about different things, find what makes you tick and repeat!
3. Grab a friend
You’ve heard it before – the more the merrier. We can all agree that sometimes it’s a bit difficult working out by yourself, and sometimes you just need that little push from a friend or two. Start discussing with your friends, colleagues, or family members what kind of workouts you’re interested in and see if you gather any interest. Having an exercise buddy increases motivation and holds you accountable at the end of the day.
4. Gear up & Stand out
Hate to break it to you but summer’s pretty much over, so you might as well say hello to fall now – which means, the essentials. Make sure you stand out when doing evening runs. Gear up appropriately for the fall weather, try to add some bright neon colors and carry a flashlight – just in case.
5. Warm up
Warming up decreases your risk of injury and will increases the effectiveness of your workout, especially during the fall. Take a quick 5 minutes to warm up and your muscles will already be warm and ready to exercise – you won’t even notice the cold!
6. Change it up
Sticking to the same routine gets boring, why not think outside the box and change up some of your physical activities. Whether you’ve always “wanted to try” salsa, dance, Zumba, cross fit, or hot yoga, this is the time to try it. At Dyer, we have a variety of fun, yet progressive workout classes, check out some here, maybe you’ll even meet a workout buddy there!
7. Cold Season
Unfortunately one of the downfalls of fall is the “cold season” so let’s plan ahead and stock up on some healthy foods. In addition to eating a well-balanced diet including a variety of foods from each food group, we’ve done our research and here are a list of essential oils for cold season:
• Oregano
• Thyme
• Eucalyptus
• Lime
• Peppermint
• Hyssop
• Lemon
• Clove
• Ginger
Can’t forget the basic cold remedies such as echinacea and hot water with lemon.
There you have it – you’re all set for the fall.

Need help with any of these steps? Connect with me at arianne.liu@dyerfitness.ca and we can get you started!