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COMBINE FITNESS WITH OUTDOOR FUN THIS FALL
Although the days are still bright and temperatures are warm, there is a notable difference in the air every fall. Sometimes the transition is slow, and sometimes it’s abrupt, but inevitably we crave a bit more structure, organization, and predictability in our days.
- Plan for it. When we write our goals down we have a higher likelihood of achieving them. Add your workout to your calendar, just as you would any other appointment. Set reminders on your phone and pre-pack your gym bag or set out your workout attire ahead of time. Remove any friction between you and your workout!
- Don’t forget your muscles. Adults who do not perform resistance training on a regular basis can expect to lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. The good news is, that can be reversed with a simple, 20-minute routine 2-3 days per week. Invest in an inexpensive pair of dumbbells or a stability ball. There are also plenty of bodyweight exercises that can be modified to make it easier or more challenging, based on your ability.
- Meet your body where it’s at. If you’ve been under a great deal of stress or have taken a long break from regular exercise, remember to ease back into a level of intensity that is manageable for you. Taking a moderate approach is more sustainable and reduces the risk of injury. You’ll progress at a faster rate as your body has time to learn new movement patterns and build strength and conditioning.