Tips to Keep Movin’ this Fall Season

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Fall is my favorite time of the year…It is the best time of the year to run, walk & be outdoors.  My high school running coach used you say “the leaves are cheering for you – GOOOO Green & Gold!” (our school colors).  Enjoy the changing of the leaves, the crunch under your feet, the time to yourself.  Don’t let this fall season slip by without getting outside & appreciating what nature brings this time of year.

1.  Motivate Yourself
Recommit yourself to exercise.  Take 5 minutes to write down the reasons you exercise, a short & long term goal (weight loss or your next 5K) & a weekly schedule.

2.  Plan Ahead
This season the days are shorter so plan to wear reflective clothing, dress in layers and BE PREPARED so you have ZERO excuses to skip your workout.

3.  Think Outside the Box
Think of fall as a time for change, try something new!  Hike a new route, trail run, join a kickboxing class, try out CrossFit, take a small group circuit training class or join a running/walking group.

4.  Remember the 30 Day Rule
“‘It takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to lifestyle changes,” says Price. That’s why people who give up on their fitness programs tend to do so within the first 30 days.  So, when the alarm goes off in the morning and it’s darker and colder, don’t roll over and hit the snooze button.  “Try to stick with a program for a month,” Price says. “After a month, behavior patterns will have adapted and it will be much easier to stick with it after that.”

5.  Strive for the 3 C’s


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