The leaves are turning as we say farewell to summer and head into fall, kids are going back to school, students are returning to their studies and parents may have more time to get back into their workout routines.
Here are some easy tips to help get set for success this fall, whether starting a new workout program or returning to a previously laid out plan. These easy guidelines can help achieve personal fitness goals, and guide you toward a healthier lifestyle.
Be sure you have the right stuff.
If you’re starting an exercise routine, make sure that you have proper clothing and equipment. Do you need to upgrade your running shoes? Buy a new water bottle? Purchase a lock for the gym? Get new headphones for your motivational tunes? Don’t wait until your first workout to find out something’s missing.
Fuel up for fitness.
Great workout routines are partnered with great nutrition. Are you consuming the recommended 4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Drinking eight glasses of water a day? Limiting fast food and junk food? Watching your portion sizes? Healthy eating habits can make the difference in a successful workout routine.
Buddy up with like-minded individuals.
People tend to mimic the behavior of others around them. You’re more likely to show long-term success if you have an exercise buddy to support and encourage you. Invite friends or family to join you. Or team up with your coworkers. A social support network can help motivate and hold you accountable.
Make sure you’re well rested.
To reach peak performance during your workout routines, ensure you’re getting enough rest. It is recommended that you get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.
Whether you’re exercising on your own, with friends or family, following these simple tips will help ensure that you get where you want to go in a safe and healthy way.