With the changing of the seasons, now might be the perfect time to change up your workout routine as well. Whether you decide to move indoors or take advantage of the crisp, cool fall weather outside, there are plenty of ways to keep up your fitness when the temperatures cool down. The team at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery has a few ideas to help you make the most of your fall exercise program.
Cool it Off
With the summer heat and humidity just a distant memory, fall may be the most comfortable time of year to get in your outdoor workouts. Walking, hiking and jogging are all good options, but you can also choose to get out your bike and hit some trails during the fall months as well. In addition to the seasonal temperatures, you can enjoy the fall foliage along your trek. With the colors in constant flux this time of year, every day will bring a new burst of autumn to explore. Make sure to dress in layers for your workouts, since they are likely to start out cool and get warmer as you get your heart rate up.
Head to the Gym
When the weather becomes more unpredictable, you might want to renew your membership at your local gym or workout center for days you want to take the fitness indoors. When you begin your gym routine, make sure you mix it up from the get-go by using different machines each time and trying out the various classes your gym offers. Take advantage of the personal trainers on staff to learn some new skills that will kick up your program. In addition to the benefits of different workouts to your body, you will be less likely to get bored with your workouts.
Set Up at Home
For those who are uncomfortable working out with a group, a home gym can be a good option. Your home gym can be as simple as a few resistance bands or as complex as a room full of machines. Free weights can be another good choice, since you can buy a couple of different weights to start and then add to the collection as your needs change. It is also important to add some sort of aerobic workout to your strength training regimen, whether you invest in a treadmill or simply purchase a few workout DVD’s to keep you going.
Try Something New
Because the cooler months can make it challenging to stay motivated with your workouts, this is a good time of year to try something new to add to your program. Enroll in a tai chi or Pilates class to increase your strength and balance. Try out yoga or circuit training at your local gym. If aerobics are your thing, look for a Zumba or Jazzercise class to get your blood pumping while you meet a few new people. Mixing it up may be just the ticket for keeping your workouts interesting during the cold weather months when you would rather curl up in front of the fire with a book.
While fall workouts will get you in shape, cosmetic treatments will make you look as energetic and youthful as you feel. At Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery we offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help address your cosmetic concerns and help you reach your aesthetic goals. To learn more, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 855-338-0261.