Top 5 Tips for Fall Fitness

Fall in Florida means the weather will start to cool down and the humidity will subside, making it the perfect time for you to ramp up for fitness efforts. Here are our top tips for fall fitness.

The weather isn't the only reason fall is a great time to kick off a fitness plan. With the holidays and winter coming up, it's a great time to start a habit and stick to it. The array of activities you can participate in during fall will keep thing interesting, and the fall foliage will provide a refreshing change of scenery for your workouts. Here are some tips for fitness this fall!

1.  Take Advantage of the Weather
Whatever your workout may be, move it outdoors.  Why do yoga inside or run on a treadmill when you can enjoy the lovely weather and scenery instead?

2. Find a Trail
Whether you are a runner, jogger or walker, a nature trail is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the weather and fall scenery. Visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website here to find a trail near you.

3. Don't Forget Hydration
Even if it's not hot outside anymore, you still need to properly hydrate for your workouts. You might feel less thirsty when it's not hot outside, but it's important to drink before, during and after physical activity.

4. Turn Fall Chores Into Fitness
Are those leaves piling up? Does your flower bed need a pop of fall color? Turn your fall chores into fitness. Did you know that raking leaves or gardening can burn about 150 calories every 30 minutes.

5. Find a Community Event
Fun and competitive walks and runs are abundant in the fall months, so why not sign up for one? It will give you a goal to work toward and help you keep your fitness routine on track. Active.com is a great website to help you locate walks, races, and other athletic events in your area.

Do you have questions about starting a fitness routine for the first time? Call our free Consult-A-Nurse service at 1-888-741-5120 for answers to your healthcare questions or a physician referral. Remember to always see consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program for the first time. To learn more about Oak Hill Hospital and the services we offer, please visit us online.

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