Autumn is in full swing, and everyone’s favorite holidays–Halloween and Thanksgiving–are just around the corner! It’s a time of year when the weather is turning a bit colder, meaning it’s harder to spend time outside doing exercise. Though you may want to spend all of your time curled up in front of your fireplace with a cup of warm cocoa and a good book, it’s important that you make an effort to stay healthy this autumn. Here’s how:
The weather outside may be cold, but you can’t let that stop you from getting in your workout. Dress with a few more layers, and head outside for your jog, walk, hike, or bicycle riding time. Get exercise despite the cold.
Join a Gym
If you want to avoid the cold, why not sign up for a gym membership? This is the best time of year to do so, as gyms are emptier before New Years.
Throw Veggies on the Grill
This is the perfect time of year for backyard BBQs with family and friends, but you need to make sure you’re not ONLY grilling burgers and brats. Throw some veggies on your grill, and include healthy grilled greens in your diet.
Find Fun Fall Activities
Autumn is the best time of year for activities like apple picking, hiking, pumpkin patch exploring, etc. The more time you can spend outdoors, the healthier you will be, and the more weight you are likely to lose thanks to the fact that you are moving around.
Colds are more common during these months, as the temperature and weather are fluctuating. It’s important that you drink more water and tea, both of which will help you fight off those seasonal colds going around.
Make More Soups
If you want a healthy, easy-to-make meal that is PERFECT for the autumn months, look no further than soup. Soup can be very low in calories, but it’s very filling and nourishing at the same time. Make more veggie-heavy soups, and you’ll enjoy your healthy meals a lot more.
Use the Crock Pot
With a crock pot, you can easily prepare delicious, nutritious meals without needing to resort to frying anything. You’ll find that the meals you can whip up in the crock pot are very tasty, and they require minimal effort on your part.
Include More Pumpkin
Pumpkin is a very healthy addition to your diet, thanks to the fact that pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. Don’t drown the pumpkin in sugar or cream (pumpkin pie), but use it to make healthy pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin sauce.
Eat More Root Veggies
Autumn is the time of year when most root vegetables are available in abundance, and you can make yourself delicious meals using these vegetables. Adding them to your diet in place of other refined carbs is a good way to keep your meals healthy and lower in carbs.
Add More Spice
If you really want to enjoy your meals, add a bit more spice to your food. Spices help to improve your circulation, detoxify your body, prevent fat storage, and so much more. It’s time to break out those spices and use them in your cooking!
Have a Warm Breakfast
Instead of gobbling a bowl of milk and cereal for breakfast, why not start the day with a hearty bowl of oatmeal? Not only is it nice and warming, but it’s so much healthier! You’ll find you’ll have lots of energy all day long thanks to your warm, healthy breakfast.