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4 Helpful Tips for Staying in Shape This Fall

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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. 

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2. Focus on What You Eat

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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. 

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3. Watch your candy intake 

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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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5 Reasons to Start a Self-Defense Class Today

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There is almost no better feeling than being able to take care of yourself and feel good about where you are at in life. But for many of us, we are looking for something more than just physical exercise in a gym - we want to feel safe and confident in any situation we may walk into. Enter, self-defense classes. Self-defense instructors teach many different things, and it usually doesn't look like the fight scenes in your favorite movie. Today we'll go over 5 important reasons to consider joining a self-defense class.

1. Safety

The number reason that many take self-defense classes is because of safety. We want to feel protected when we are out on the street at night, or going grocery shopping, or traveling to a foreign country. We want to be able to protect ourselves should a situation arise when we or someone else is being threatened or attacked. Good self-defense instructors will give you the practical skills, as well as the right mindsets, to be able to defend yourself at all times, in all situations.

2. Confidence

Many of us don't feel completely confident that we have what it takes to defend ourselves. With knowing the practical skills that self-defense classes teach, those tools give us a confidence that bleeds into every area of our lives: our relationships, our family life, and our work life. And when we have that confidence, we feel free to take more risks, try new things, and set bigger goals. All because we know that we have what it takes.

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3. Fitness

Most self-defense classes focus on being emotionally prepared for an attacker, but being physically prepared for an attack is also equally important. An intense warm-up usually comes first, and next comes learning defense techniques. Through learning self defense, you will maintain your muscle and endurance through practicing, along with other exercise activities. Naturally, your overall fitness will improve. An intense warmup to get your adrenaline pumping, followed by a variety of fitness techniques, will improve your overall body condition while teaching you important self-defense techniques.

4. Self-discipline

Self-defense classes will grow your self-discipline. From showing up to class on time, to being pushed to your limit physically, to pushing through pain, your self-discipline will grow if you keep showing up to class. Your mindsets will start to change and your motivation and dedication will increase.

5. Balance and reflex skills

Improving your balance not only includes the physical balance of your core muscles, but also a mental balance by improving your focus. Self-defense classes teach you how to focus on your target while you control your body. Without balance, it is almost impossible to fight. Through gaining your body control and balance, you will be better prepared to protect yourself mentally and physically. Self-defense classes also help develop your reflexes, which will allow you to move quickly and strategically in such a situation. You will know where to step and where to throw your punch.


EveryDay Fitness has an upcoming self-defense class starting October 2nd. Click the button below to learn more!