Best Fall Workout Routines

5 October 2015 1 Comments Category: Active Lifestyle, blog

You don´t need to wait until New Year´s. Now that summer is over, it´s time to create good habits for the upcoming season. Today, we´d like to suggest the best fall workout routines so you can stay fit all winter long.

Some people have a hard time going to the gym or sticking to a schedule. So we´ve come up with a list of activities you can do right at home or outdoors, on the way to work, the supermarket or while you hang out with your friends. Remember, it doesn’t have to seem like exercise to get a workout.

One of the best things about living in Spain is the climate. No matter where you live in this country, the months of September and October are considered some of the best. After the intense heat wave this summer, take advantage of the weekends and the fabulous fall weather to enjoy the outdoors.

Remember, aerobics or cardio exercises are the best for burning calories and getting rid of the extra kilos. Good examples are walking or cycling because they boost your heart rate and build up endurance. This fall keep fit while taking nice walks or hikes and discover different parks, trails or bicycle paths.

 

Other cardio exercises:

If you live near the beach or a lake, you´ll also be able to enjoy water sports such as sailing, kayaking or canoeing or beach activities like volleyball, a game of soccer or power walking. The best thing about these kinds of activities is that you get an excellent whole-body workout without even noticing it. Remember, if you have a dog, make their daily walk becomes your excuse to get some exercise. An energetic game of fetch will surely do the trick.

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At home, you can stay fit by integrating exercises into your routines. You can remain active while you watch TV or listen to the radio, for example. Using resistance bands, which also build up muscle, are excellent for a good workout. You can also do standing lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, tricep dips off the couch, or lifting weights with canned goods.

This type of exercise is good to build up tone, strength and resistance and they deserve to be part of your workout. Introduce them into your everyday activities such as: take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk to the supermarket (and carry your groceries), bank or work.

If you´re meeting friends, why not suggest walking while you catch up instead of getting together over drinks and food? Ideally, find a friend who you can buddy with and keep motivated and stay committed.

 

Flexibility and balance are just as important as cardio exercises.

The best examples are activities, which include stretching are yoga and Pilates. Did you know that walking on uneven surfaces helps improve balance? Take advantage of the fact you live in Spain and there are so many beautiful cobblestone streets to wander through while you stay fit.

Whatever workout you decide to do this fall, keep in mind that you´ll need a little bit of aerobics, flexibility, balance and strength to really enjoy a complete workout.

For those of you who don´t have trouble sticking to a schedule, remember that fall is a wonderful time to learn something new. Most classes begin this season so why not think of something you´ve always wanted to learn and stick with it? Whether its tennis, paddle or horseback riding, make sure it´s somewhere convenient so you can easily practice on your own, with friends and family.

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