Healthy Living Tips for Fall and Beyond
Even if your days of academia are long passed, back-to-school season typically symbolizes a transition into a more normal routine. As the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a new approach on your health and wellness.
Regular exercise and getting sufficient sleep are two of the most rewarding things you can do for your wellness. Take this change in season as an opportunity to transform your routine or, better yet, establish one.
Here are a few recommendations to get started:
Retrain your brain
Transitioning from season to season can sometimes be mentally and physically taxing. Summer months are typically filled with more post-work happy hours, outdoor activities, skimping on sleep, and blowing off workouts.
Take the time to sit down and establish a refreshed game plan for the fall months. Create a schedule that allows you to accommodate the changes in work and your personal life while allowing ample time for exercise and wellness.
Create a workout schedule
We all fall victim into telling ourselves that we will start next week.The starting of a certain task will vary for every person; the bottom line is START TODAY!
Insert your workout schedule into your smart phone, family planner, work calendar, or better yet, all three of them. Create a workout schedule that is realistic with your work, personal, and family schedule. As the days get shorter and the temperature gets cooler, we naturally want to hibernate and begin to indulge in comfort foods. STOP the madness now, and reward your wellness with exercise to facilitate your calm and refreshed approach to fall.
Indulge in healthy meal planning
We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘a failure to plan is a plan to fail.’ This is so true when it comes to meal planning. With the busy work and personal lives we keep nowadays, it is imperative to plan your meals.
If you have healthy snacks and meals lined up, you are more likely to succeed at work, have a happier outlook on life, and definitely have the energy for that new workout schedule you created! Start off simple and add more complex meals to your menu.