Fall comes with its own agenda and lifestyle change, while most of us think we can sleep our way through this calm season; it will be nice to have an inclusive diet and a complimentary workout regimen that ensure we stay as fit and healthy during fall.
And of course, the smell of pumpkin and apples fill the air, we can’t all eat these two all day every day of the season. So as you plan your fall with the best recipes and workout routines, here is our way to stay healthy and fit during fall.
Stay away from processed and canned foods.
We know it is easier to walk through the door and pop a can open into the pan dinner is set in a matter of minutes but we will like to remind you that fall is also the season that most people pack the pounds. So instead of canned and processed food, try to buy food/fruits/vegetables that are in season.
Pack on the proteins as a snack and main meal
Falls is when students go back to school; workers and breadwinners go to prepare things before the cold winter breeze blows in.
Foods high in protein help keep the body growing, repaired, and maintained to continuously have the fuel needed to push through the day’s activities. For adults, a 0.8 grams protein per body weight is necessary for a healthy life.
Examples of proteins are poultry, fish, eggs, red meat, etc.
Take care of your Immune System
The air in fall is very dry and crisp making it the perfect weather condition for simple infection like cold and flu. This rather contagious disease can be picked up from things around us.
As a must imbibe habit, wash your hands more often and tell your kids to do the same thing. Get some vitamin supplements and make sure you take some extra vitamins everyday.
Get more sleep
The average hours of sleep are 7 – 8 hours; this time frame allows the body to relieve stress, restore normal body functions and help boost the immune system from suffering primary symptoms like cold and flu.
Sleep is also a mood-changer that helps the body prepare for the harsh winter ahead.
Add more beans to your diet
Continue with the eating habits of summer, beans are a great addition to your diet during the fall season.
Aside from keeping you full, you eat less for the rest of the day. Beans are rich in proteins and minerals like potassium, folic acid, and iron and contain a lot of fiber to aid digestion. It doesn’t matter which beans you choose, they make a warm meal to keep you cozy in fall.
Invigorate your body
Don’t let the cool and calm weather disrupt your regular workout activities. However, if you can’ go out jogging in the early mornings or late in the evenings, try meditation and yoga classes. Join a wellness class or group to stay emotionally and spiritually healthy or start a hobby you have always thought of.
Whatever it takes, keep moving every day.
Pursue progress, not perfection
Studies show it takes 30 days to master a new routine, which is a long time to get something started and sticking by it. So strap your shoes and take 10 minutes to jog instead of your regular 30 minutes consistently will show more impact than running for 30 minutes or more one-day and never doing it again.
Add the soups to your diet
Soups and stews are great for fall, not only do they keep you warm and full, you have the opportunity to add vegetables and other nutrients that will keep you healthy and fit throughout summer. If you feel like eating some comfort food (a juicy burger maybe ;-)), that’s ok too. Make sure there is a balance in your daily nutrition.
So there we have it, fall is a demanding holiday season with Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, and it is essential to stay healthy, eat right and remain fit to avoid burning out your batteries.
Whether you are alone or a busy mom, these tips will help you enjoy the season full of energy and smiles. It’s fall, try something new today.