Fall is here in full force, and along with it, lots of new yummy food choices and reasons to stay inside. We eat up to 200 calories more per day in the fall & not just because of Thanksgiving. With the Football season underway & all new fall lineups available to watch on TV, we have more excuses than ever to cuddle up in front of the TV screen, munching on chicken wings and enjoying a creamy pumpkin spice latte.
Here are 4 helpful tips for Staying in shape this fall.
1. Get Outside to Exercise
With fall comes more moderate weather, and breathtaking colors. What better way to stay in shape than taking advantage of this and going for a morning run with a friend? Put on a sweater and your running shoes (and maybe take your camera) and get outside! When the temperature drops too low to exercise outside, consider joining a local gym to maintain your health. You can almost never be too mindful of your health.
2. Focus on What You Eat
Buy in season fruits and vegetables, don't binge eat on Game Day, and kick stress and anxiety out of your life. There are many foods - pumpkins, apples, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and more - that are healthy and tasty alternatives to potato chips and chicken wings. Choose wisely. Everything in moderation. When watching the big game, don't bring the whole bag of chips to the couch, but measure it in the kitchen.
Stress and anxiety also play a big role in falling out of shape - stress-eating for example - so do whatever you can to avoid drama and stress in your life. You'll thank yourself for the benefits.
3. Watch your candy intake
With Halloween around the corner, there are many, many opportunities to sneak in a candy bar or "just a few pieces" of candy corn. Some sugar and candy is fine; always everything in moderation. But it adds up fast, and if you're not careful, you may start wondering why that favorite pair of jeans barely fits anymore. Have a few sweets on Halloween, but don't indulge yourself.
4. Be wary of the common cold
The change of seasons is when the flu and common cold hits. To avoid laying in bed for a week because of a cold, make sure to stay hydrated and keep away from the junk food. Avoid getting too close to people who have the flu, and make sure to wash your hands often. Be smart in your day-to-day activities and who you spend them with, and you have a good chance of making it through this fall without having to take a bunch of sick days.
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