Let’s not pretend that once summer is gone and we head into fall that we can all feel a little blue that the sunnier days are starting to drift into the past. With that comes the idea of how we are feeling, and while summer always presents the perfect opportunity to stay trim and healthy, some of us can feel a little more tempted with sweet treats and cold beverages. However, the fall is a great time to reconsider your lifestyle and make some positive changes for the better. Winter can often be a tough season to get through, both physically and mentally, so now is the ideal time to make the changes to help you all the way through till next spring. I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can overhaul your lifestyle, and it is easier than you think.
Eat better even when you crave comfort food
As the weather begins to turn colder, it is harder to eat a salad every night for your evening meal. Your body starts to crave all of the carbohydrates, and while there is nothing wrong with that, too much for the heavy stuff can leave us feeling bloated. So while comfort food is good, try and ensure you still eat lots of good vegetables and keep your meals and diet as balanced as it can be. After all, the food we put into our bodies nourishes and provides us with the nutrients and vitamins we need to thrive.
Try and still drink plenty of water
I will be honest with you it is far easier to drink plenty of water on hot days as you naturally want to keep hydrated and feel thirsty. During the colder months, we stick with warmer drinks, and some of them like tea and coffee can be caffeinated. While it can be hard to drink water, keep your body hydrated and be creative with our water intake. Maybe opting for warm lemon drinks where it is literally hot waters and slices of lemon, or choosing to add cordial to your drinks during the day.
Move more and become more creative with your exercising options
Exercising during the day is a great way to keep you fit and healthy, but as the colder weather sets in you might feel less inclined to get outdoors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put on those workout clothes and still get enough exercise. You could choose to exercise indoors and do workout DVDs or watch YouTube videos, or maybe even head to a local gym and attend some classes inside. You can still exercise, and while it is hard to keep motivated, the feeling you get after a workout can often be all the motivation you need to keep it up.
Take some time to work on your mindset
Finally, our minds can feel a little more negative when it is dark and gray outside of our windows, so take some time during the week to focus on your mindset. Maybe setting aside some time to meditate or even just try and be more proactive with a positive thought process.
I hope these tips help you keep on top of a healthy lifestyle heading into the fall.