Summer Is Almost Over & Fall Is On The Horizon – Are You Prepared?
As we enter into the full swing of the summer season, fall is coming! And with that in mind, it’s important to plan ahead. Sure, you may have a few more weeks of some nice, cool, fresh air exercising, but as the days grow short, you might very well find yourself retreating to the comfort of your home a bit sooner. And who knows, perhaps you’re beginning to think about ditching that ultra long bike ride for an indoor home yoga session? Whether you’re looking for a home exercise workout, or a way to improve your overall health and wellness this winter, we can help.
Summer is almost over and fall is on the horizon – are you prepared? Here are our top 3 tips for staying healthy this winter.
#1 Plan Those Workouts
Whether you live alone in a fancy loft apartment, or if you’ve got a great big family, you can plan your workouts to ensure that you stay on track. Make your workouts fun and entertaining by taking a Zumba class, doing yoga at home, or setting up the stationary bikes and racing to the finish with your significant other. Whatever you can do to stay motivated will be key, because let’s face it, it’s always easy to curl up on the couch when it gets cold.
#2 Make Simple Cuts To Your Diet
When it comes to the winter months, everyone knows that feeling of wanting to overeat, over drink, and overindulge in all of our wintertime favorites. With that in mind, it’s important to make simple cuts to your diet to ensure that you don’t add unnecessary calories to your diet. Having a big meal? Skip a cookie for dessert. Eating some fried foods for dinner? Toss a carrot or an apple into your lunch bag to eat something healthy for lunch. Simple cuts and simple additions can make all the difference.
#3 Engage In Some Good Old Fashioned Meditation
While the spring and summer months might be the right time of year to engage in those high-intensity workouts, the winter time is often used for reflection, recovery, and of course, meditation. Try to work some daily meditation into your routine to ensure that you’re able to recover some of that mental peace of mind that often goes out the window with the hustle and bustle of the summer. It’s as simple as closing your eyes for ten minutes and focusing on your breathing.
Not only does meditation help to calm your mind, but according to WebMD, “research shows it may help lower blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce PMS symptoms, even aid in fertility and the delivery of a new mom’s milk.”
Share Your Winter Tips
Do you have your own wintertime rituals to help you maintain optimum health and wellness during the colder months of the year? If so, let us know in the comments down below. We’d love to hear your strategies.