There’s no doubt about it, some people are summer lovers and others love the Autumn and Winter months. In fact, Autumn is one of the most popular ‘favorite times of the year’. The air turns fresh and crisp, the tress look beautifully and filled with autumnal colors and the coziness and warmth of winter nights start to kick in.
However, not many people know that this is also a great time of the year to start your fitness journey. There is much reason why let’s have a look at some of them below.
The Ideal Weather
While it can be almost impossible to predict the weather, with some Aumtumns actually giving us better weather than we see in the Summer months, the typical Autumn temperatures are perfect for exercise. Whether it’s a cycle, a hike, or a run the Aumtun weather is just right. There is certainly nothing better than a brisk walk or taking the dog on an extra-long walk throughout the Aumtun.
Getting outside for only ten minutes each day is enough to help you clear your thought, and unwind from the daily stresses. This allows you to focus even more on your fitness goals. In fact, starting a running program in the Autumn is much easier than in the warm weather of the summer. In the cooler weather you will find that you don’t feel overexerted as much, can control your breathing easier, and also run for longer.
It’s The Perfect Time To Instill Good Habits
Good habits certainly don’t happen overnight. It takes time and commitment, and the slightest hiccup is enough to take you right off the track. Starting a fitness routine in the Autumn gives you enough time to establish a good sustainable routine before all the excitement of the holiday’s kick in. Doing this now means that you are much more likely to stick at it, achieve your results, and maintain them. This means you can rock the figure you want all year round with no excuses getting in the way. It’ also a good idea to find something that that you can do indoors for the rest of 2020, as when the bad weather arrives you want to still be on track with your exercise plan.
Great Seasonal Produce
While exercise is an important part of your fitness journey, so is your diet. It plays a massive role in your staying in shape or getting into shape. This brings us on to the amazing seasonal foods that you can take advantage of in the Autumn. Sweet parsnips, crunchy carrot, fluffy cauliflowers you name it. The Autumn/Winter harvests contain some of the tastiest and nutrient-rich foods that you can get all year round. There are loads for you to experiment with. Why not have a look at some new recipes to try and create a new warming winter dish for you to enjoy every year. Platforms like Pinterest are full of good ideas, and now the time to start planning.
It’s good to remember that all year round you need to make sure you are eating a well-balanced and nutrient-rich diet. You should try to include the following:
- Healthy Carbs
- Healthy Fats (avoids trans and saturated)
- Seeds and Nuts
The Crowds At The Gym Start To Thin
If you go to the gym routinely then you will already be aware that there are certain times are the year where they become extra busy. New Year and the lead up to Summer. As the craziness of the summer starts to settle down, you will soon find yourself in a nice quiet and empty gym. You will no longer be left disappointed because there is no space left in your favorite spin class and you won’t have to wait for a machine to become free only for someone else to jump ahead of you. Autumn is a great time for you to grab an opportunity and try all the different types of fitness techniques that are on offer. This will enable you to find out what works best for you.
This time of the year is also one of the best for hunting down, home-gym equipment ready for getting through the month where you can’t really get outdoors as often. Not many people think to buy these items now when the hype is lower and there are more sales about.
Hopefully, these great reasons to start an exercise routine in the Autumn give you the motivation you need to start your fitness journey.