As Fall approaches, it will be time again to head indoors and exercise plans may take a back seat. It’s very important to keep up with a good exercise regime through the fall and winter months. There are many advantages of keeping up with your routine including lowering depression, heart disease, weight gain and prevention of type 2 diabetes.
What type of exercise should I do?
If you’re just starting out learning to exercise, try something simple like walking 20-30 minutes just 3 times per week. You will be amazed by the quick results and how much better you will feel. Add time and increase speed every couple weeks. Look for an indoor track or treadmill or bundle up and walk outside. If you are already a regularly active, try a mix of moderate to higher intensity cardiovascular exercise such as running, biking or swimming. Or look for a cardio class you can join as well to keep you on track.
And don’t forget about weights! Weight-bearing exercise or strength training is equally important to balance out an exercise routine. Adding a couple days of full body weight lifting routines per week can has huge benefits including strengthening bones, increasing overall strength, helping prevent certain bone diseases, and adds improvement to your cardiovascular workouts.
Making exercise a priority as weather turns colder will benefit you in the spring. Find something active you can do over the next 6 months that you can continue well into next year. Your body will thank you!
To learn more about winter cardio classes available, let us know! And if you need to change up your current routine or don’t know where to begin, we offer reasonably priced personal training sessions. We are here to help! Visit our website at www.welligee.com or please contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Jon Janeway B.S Exercise Science NSCA-CPT
Owner of Welligee Personal Training & Lifestyle