7 TIPS TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE THIS FALL
1. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather.
Fall can be a big treat. With the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, the beautiful fall leaves, these months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy those cooler temperatures. The weather has begun to change offering you the best time to start becoming more active. You can take some time to discover some new park trails in your neighborhood offering you the opportunity to take in some new scenery. This could mean that you are walking, biking, or skating outdoors. If the weather is beautiful, you should take advantage of Mother Nature! In places where snow falls early, you might want to consider cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Or, if you live near the beach, you might want to get out and play volleyball, throw the Frisbee around, or play a game of fetch with your cute puppy.
2. Think outside the box.
There are so many different classes at gyms and elsewhere that can help get you started in the fall, so we recommend taking a look around to see if something intrigues you! This may mean that you try out a new cycling class, yoga or even pilates. Even better, you could take some time to go on a nice walk to enjoy the fall weather.
3. Be an active TV watcher.
While you watch TV during those down moments, you can walk or run in place, do standing lunges, do tricep dips off the couch, or lift weights. You can even do push-ups or sit-ups during your commercials. In a one-hour show, you probably have close to 20 minutes worth of commercial interruption, which could be 20 minutes that you are becoming more active. Instead of going on your phone during those commercial breaks, find a few exercises that you love and get moving.
4. Integrate exercise into your life.
You might already know some of the obvious suggestions such as park farther away from your destination; take stairs instead of elevators; take a walk during your lunch break. However, there are some other ways that you can integrate exercise into your life. First, if you’re spending the afternoon taking your kids to soccer practice, you can use your time waiting for them to finish by walking around the outside of the field while they practice. You could even warm-up and cool down with the kids. On the other hand, if you are sitting all day at your job, you might want to consider doing a meeting where you are walking. You can go for a walk with your colleagues, brainstorm, and figure out who’s going to take what responsibilities. You might be surprised at how you can achieve things much more quickly.
5. Rejuvenate yourself.
Fall is the perfect time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Take some time for self-care. You might want to learn how to meditate, take an art class, treat yourself not just with exercise but other wellness-based activities because we want you to feel good physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
6. Remember the 30-day rule.
As many in the health and wellness field know, it takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to any lifestyle changes such as diet or exercise. This is why many people give up on their fitness programs within the first 30 days. We recommend that you try to stick with a program for a month. After a month, it will be much easier to stick with it. The things you are incorporating into your daily lifestyle can be extremely simple. The key here is to remember the 30-day rule.
7. Think about the 3 Cs: Commitment, Convenience, and Consistency.
If your goal is to become more active this fall, then you might want to think about the 3 Cs as you begin to create your own routine. The first of these three is commitment. You want to commit to your goal to become more active this fall and begin implementing your routine every day. Second, you want to create a routine that offers convenience. Fall is a wonderful time to become more active and creating a routine that is convenient for your fall schedule is very important. Lastly, remaining consistent with your new wellness routine for fall will help keep you on track to become more active.
Now, as you begin to create your new routine for this fall, you’ll want to have some well-supported shoes and walking sandals to help keep you on track. We wanted to share some of our top style picks for fall to help keep you active. Keep on reading to learn about them!
Aimmy Active Sneaker
You might want to keep it casual in style with our Aimmy Active Sneaker as you begin to enter the fall season. This style is featuring a knit upper and criss-cross, adjustable hook-and-loop strap for a perfect fit. It comes in medium and wide width and three different colors.
Miles Active Sneaker
Whether you are hitting the road for a long afternoon walk or looking for some comfort as you go about your day, our Miles Active Sneaker is a perfect fit. You can lace up with these lightweight sneakers and hit the road with comfort and confidence. Its breathable mesh will keep your feet cool at work or play!
Alma Active Sneaker
You might want something that is as pretty as it is practical, which is why we wanted to suggest our Alma Active Sneaker. With its kicky details like a polka-dot laces, raised eyelets and distinctive stitching, these sneakers are a perfect fit for fall.
Men’s Jasper Active Sneaker
For our men, we suggest the supportive Jasper with crossover straps across the vamp and pull-tab detail for easy on and off.
Men’s Landon Pro Sneaker
Landon is an all-day, leisure lace-up with durable and slip resistant rubber sole for constant comfort at work.