Exercising During Changing Seasons
Most people know that weight loss often requires more than making changes to your diet; it requires making long-term changes to your overall lifestyle. These lifestyle changes can also involve adapting to the seasonal changes. With summer at an end and days getting shorter, here are just a few lifestyle changes to keep a healthy lifestyle with less daylight.
Join a Gym
There is nothing better than a long run outdoors, but as we begin to see less daylight and colder weather approaches, the chances of exercising outdoors become harder and harder. With that being said, the fall and winter months are the perfect time to join a gym. Gyms are usually less crowded in the fall and winter months which mean you can use your favorite machine without waiting. You are also able to exercise regardless of the weather outside.
Take Advantage Of The Morning
You may have already noticed the sunset affecting your evening workouts. As we approach less daylight in the evening, switch up your routine to morning or lunch time workouts. Go for a walk, jog, or bike ride and watch the sunrise. Working out in the morning also improves your physical and mental health for the day.
Break up with Your Normal Routine
We often feel that we have to exercise for long periods of time in order to reap the benefits. This is not the case and actually, being active multiple times per day is very beneficial to our health. If you are unable to commit to an entire 30 or 60 minutes first thing in the morning or in the evening, consider splitting up your routine. You can start your day with 10-20 minutes of stretches, strength exercises, or cardiovascular activity and then do another 10-20 minutes during lunch time or again at the end of the day while you squeak out the last little bit of sunlight for the day. This would mean that your exercise routine was at least 30 minutes long but that you were able to exercise more than once during the day to reach your fitness goals.
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