In this section, I will be posting fitness tips in the form of articles. Just the simple things that may aid you on your fitness journey.
Now since autumn is approaching and colder weather is coming, the new climate of the fall brings shorter days and longer nights. The air we breathe is a little crisp with leaves falling from the trees and the crackling from the steps we take. Fall brings a great time to begin a new journey in fitness and hopes for a healthier lifestyle. It also gives us, a chance to try new activities and here are several tips that may aid you on your fitness endeavor.
Attempt a new activity that brings forth a new challenge that is enjoyable and fun. Try something new like hiking a trail, cycling and walks around your neighborhood. Take advantage of the nice cool days and though the days are shorter and nights longer, plan ahead and bring a flashlight and use sport clothing that has reflective wear. Using a flashlight and reflective sport wear will help to protect you and the drivers from around. Plus people will be able to see you better and prevent accidents.
As the weather cools down, wear thin layers of clothing, wear a thin running jacket with loud colors and reflective items. When your body begins to warm up, you can remove the thin jacket but again make sure you are wearing a reflective shirt. The nice thing about autumn, the weather is cooler and does beat the blazing summer heat when exercising and more enjoyable, keep that in mind.
If you prefer indoors, try an activity such as dance, gym group classes, indoor tennis, pickleball, or fencing. Some gyms and boutique clubs around early fall have specials where you can try classes with little to no spending. That brings a great opportunity and advantage on your part for trying something new before really investing money.
Hydration an hour before working out even in cooler climates. If you hydrate before hand, blood flow and oxygen will work easier and run through your system better while not being sluggish and you will be more productive to burn more calories during and after the workout. Drink water during exercise because as you sweat the water out from your body and toxins for it does lead to dehydration, so drink water.
Try foods that are in fall season and check with your local farmers market or grocery store and ask which foods are in season. Some examples of foods that are in fall season are apples, figs, pears, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and squash. All of these foods that are listed are in season and have many nutritional benefits that are low in sugar and in calories and usually are easy on the wallet.
I do hope that these fall fitness tips may benefit you on your fitness journey to a healthier and stronger you. Remember, if you have any questions you can contact me, stay the course and be focused on your fitness journey.
Now since the hot days of summer are upon us, most people will likely be dining indoors, outdoors, swimming in a pool, camping at a lake, or sitting next to an air conditioning unit and drinking some sort of ice cold beverage to stay cool and hydrated. Most people in general, will like to splurge on a beverageby drinking some high sugary drink to keep them cool however, they tend to have difficulty staying hydrated in the blazing heat. Water is a great way to stay hydrated, but if you want a change of pace, add some fresh lemons in the mix and that will give a citrus tangy zing flavor in your drink.
Lemons do have many benefits for health and contain high amounts of vitamin c and can protect the skin from free radicals to improve skin appearance and boosts your immune system to fight off colds and wards off coughs, great to use during the winter as well.
Lemons are great for the digestive tract for it can boost gastric acid secretion for a better break down for foods while in the stomach.
Having lemons can aid from having brain fog for it promotes hydration. It can aid in better mood change, overheating, constipation, reduce blood pressure, and kidney stones.
Having lemons may aid in weight loss because of the increase intake of water. Not much scientific evidence of this but most people that have at least 8 ounces of lemon water tend to be semi full before eating a meal. A great alternative than drinking sugary drinks.
Drinking a lot of lemon water can be harmful to your enamel, so please be cautious and drink with a straw to minimize the contact of fluid on your teeth. Other than that, cut a few lemons and enjoy them to the fullest. Oh almost forgot, I do have a lemon water recipe on the nutrional section, so check it out!