5 Fall Fitness Tips
With the cooler weather here, Fall is a great time to renew your exercise goals! Whether you’re stepping outside for a brisk walk or training for your next marathon, we’ve got 5 Fall fitness tips to get you prepared and help you stay motivated. Check them out!
Fall can be a treat for the senses: the beautiful colors, the crisp air and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Re-discover our local parks and enjoy walking, hiking or cycling! Did you know that the Celina Park System is made up of 5 parks with over 124 acres to explore? Park hours are 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. – plenty of time to get in lots of physical fitness for you and your family.
Have you ever heard of the 30-day rule? It takes about 30 days to form a new habit. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and making lifestyle changes. It’s especially important in the first month of a new fitness routine not to give up, even on those days when you just don’t feel like it. Commit to sticking with it for at least a month. After that point, it will start to feel easier, because you will have formed a new behavior pattern.
When exercising outside the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to layer your clothing. First, use your outer layer to protect you from wind and rain. Next, your middle layer should be for warmth. Finally, your inner layer should be a moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry. You never know what to expect in Ohio, so always be prepared!
Lower your risk
You know that physical fitness is important for good health, but did you know that American Cancer Society research has linked regular exercise with reduced risk for 13 different types of cancer? A 2016 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that physical activity was associated with significantly reduced rates of the following types of cancers: colon, breast, endometrial cancers, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, and myeloid leukemia.
Get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week for your best health. This can be achieved with just 20 minutes of walking five days a week! So, get your layers on, get outside and take a walk or learn a new physical activity. Your body will thank you!
Want more healthy tips? Check out our blog 7 Keys to Cancer Prevention.