Fall is officially here, and while we love it, it’s good to prepare your body for the changes. Colder weather, less time outdoors and sickness are just a few of the things that come with season changes. We’ve compiled a list on how to help prepare you to be your best in the fall.
- Boost that Vitamin D! Our body absorbs Vitamin D in the summer through the sun, with the cooler air we tend to want to be snuggled up under a blanket instead of being out in the cold. Vitamin D boosts weight loss, fights disease and reduces depression so it helps to eat Vitamin D-rich foods or take supplements to feel your best!
- Eat seasonal veggies & fruit. With all vegetables and fruits being readily available year-round, it can be hard to know which are in season. Pumpkin, squash, apples, broccoli and pecans are just a few examples. They are nutrient-dense in Vitamin C and Zinc to help our bodies naturally prepare for colder weather.
- Drink more water! You may not be out in the hot sun anymore, but your body still needs lots of water. Drinking enough water has been proven to help maximize physical performance, increase energy levels and enhance brain function.
- Take advantage of the crisper weather. Layer up and go for a brisk run outside. In colder weather seasons, we naturally tend to want to stay indoors snuggled under a blanket causing us to feel a little more isolated. Get outside and check out those fall leaves. Being outdoors boosts your mood, so give your mind and body the boost it needs!
Most importantly, listen to your body and give it the nutrition, exercise and rest it needs. Slow down and accept the changes that come with fall. If you’d like some guidance on how to best transition your body between seasons, Apex Personal Training can help. Give us a call at (612) 405-3002 or visit us here to get in touch.