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October 14, 2018: Change with the Weather

My weekly Get Your Stuff Together Sunday email series gives you one actionable focus for the week that will make your life a little easier.

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Fall is in the air and it’s time to take advantage of the dropping temperatures. Before long, winter will be here again and we’ll be stuck indoors for most of our exercise. This week, we’re talking about changing up your exercise routine with the beautiful fall weather.

New season, who dis?

While summertime presented us with a lot of heat-related issues when it came to our fitness routines, fall starts to open up some activities that we may not have been able do for the previous few months. If you have manageable seasonal allergies, you’ll love getting outside to enjoy the crisp air. Feel free to treat yourself to the occasional pumpkin spice latte too. It’s a short season.

Fall exercise ideas

Here are some suggestions for you to take advantage of outdoor time before it’s time to head back in again and burrito yourself in a blanket.

  • Hiking – No matter where you live, the ability to go deep into nature to explore your surroundings away from the daily grind is a healthy and cathartic activity. Depending on your fitness level, you can find all sorts of trails online if you search for National Parks in your area.

  • Golf – It doesn’t matter your fitness level, as there are courses for everyone. golf is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. You can also try Top Golf or a mini golf course.

  • Walk – Taking a walk, even if it’s just around your neighborhood, gets your circulation going and can help cut down on stress from the day.

  • Touch football – A typical Thanksgiving weekend cliche of sorts, playing touch football with family and friends can be a really fun way to get some exercise in and have your whole family get involved.

  • Cute fall stuff – Get the family or friends together and visit a pumpkin patch and corn maze. You’d be surprised how fun a corn maze can be and you’ll get yourself into the holiday spirit.

No matter where your interests lie, getting out and exercising in the fresh air can do wonders for your overall health and well being. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about the dangers of overtraining and how you can keep from getting too much of a good thing with your exercise.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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