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Fall Fitness tips

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Fall is a great time to start or rejuvenate your spark program. Use the change of season as a motivator to rethink and restart or for some continue on making progress. Let's start establishing those healthy habits now before holiday time is upon us and also the winter weather.

I had written a blog in January challenging all to make this the best year yet. I hope you all have been making progress BUT it is never to late to begin. Let's use September just like it is a new year.

Let's get motivated toi have our best fall yet.

Some ideas to get started (or continue on):

1. Take advantage of the weather - It is a beatiful time of year to walk, hike, and run. Personally I love apple picking and am looking forward to the new Spark cookbook for new ideas to bake with my apples. Believe it or not I love raking leaves - as I am outdoors I just soak up the fall sunshine and dazzling colors of the changing leaves. Fitness doesn't have to be boring or seem like a chore to be a great workout.

What is your favorite fall activity?

2. Shake up your routine a bit - Let's make fall an opportunity to learn something new before the rush of holidays storm us. Is there a fitness activity you have wanted to participate in like Zumba, yoga, or dancing? Perhaps you have wanted to take a class or begin a new hobby? Fall is a great time to explore your community parks or visit beaches.

What are we waiting for - what new activity do you want to try or how will you think outside the box to not become stagnant?

3. Television - yup, you heard me right. The new fall lineup of tv shows begin, so why not schedule in some fitness time along with your favorite show. It can be done - even if it is between commercials. So grab your water and those stretch bands, jump rope, or weights before heading for the coach.

What is your favorite fall show and how will you incorporate at least 10 minutes of fitness in?

It has been said that every good sermon has 3 points so stay tuned for future tips.
What are your tips to become restored and energized for fall?

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emoticonAgain I challenge you to make this your healthiest fall yet.
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Nancy
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  • BECKAFANO
    Thanks for the suggestions - I really appreciate it.
    3486 days ago
  • HEALTHYBARB1
    So ready for fall!!! I have challenged myself to get moving and your blog just encouraged me to get outside and enjoy some fall leaves, fall sunshine and fall apples!! Smiles Nancy
    3488 days ago
  • YELLOW09RED
    Hi Nancy,
    I love this time of the year. Colors,smells,walks outdoors in the dark mornings. It is nice to walk with the moon light.
    I pray you have a wonderful Fall season of healthy days.
    Hugs & Blessings in all you do,
    Debbie
    3488 days ago
  • MRS_TOAD
    You have some great ideas to take advantage of the change in seasons! emoticon
    3488 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    Great Blog Nancy! My favorite fall activity is getting out in the country and taking off leash field walks with Sugar. Believe me, I'm shaking up my routine; I'm learning to hula hoop and having so much fun with it! Could never do it as a kid! It's a perfect "commercial time" activity; although I have to admit when I settle in to watch tv a couple of hours in the evening it's to relax and I read during commercials. Fall is also when I go in for my physical--great numbers this time! Then I get my flu shot too; so I'm "good to go!". Doing a 5K walk for PTA next month with my DD, DGS and DGD! This is a contagious lifestyle! I have a hunch I'll be making hoops for them soon! Could be a hooping Christmas!! Smiles, Joy
    3488 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Hi Nancy,
    Congratulations, this is awesome and full of great ideas for restarting our goals. There is no better time to start than right now. Here in Florida, we do not get the same cooling feelings that most of the nation will have. Our weather will stay hot till late November, however, it gets dark sooner and means I can start my night walk earlier and a little cooler, will experience fall in October when I go to Pittsburgh.
    My favorite show is Castle, but I do watch others while on the computer. I take advantage of the commercials, to walk out side , some of the commercials are 3-5 minutes long.
    I do believe it is time to focus and get back or stay on track as the holiday season will soon be on us.
    Again, thank you for sharing the great ideas.

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    3488 days ago
  • LIMASTAR
    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for the Spark Goodie. Can't believe that it's already fall. Have a great weekend.
    3488 days ago
  • no profile photo LESCANTOONOW
    Hi! NANCYLEE,

    I'm Jewish! And This Month IS THE JEWISH NEW YEAR! And YOU GAVE ALL OF US AT SPARKPEOPLE VERY GOOD ADVICE! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
    And I WISH YOU AND ALL THE SPARKPEOPLE FAMILY A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON, AND A HEALTHY, WONDERFUL, AND JUST A FABULOUS AND A VERY VERY---

    "HAPPY NEW YEAR"!
    ALL THE BEST TO YOU, MS.L.

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    3489 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Thanks for a wonderful blog. emoticon
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    3489 days ago
  • WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Wonderful ideas...NANCY! You KNOW I am with you on this...LOL. Best Wishes to YOU and ALL of our members on making this the 'Healthiest Fall Yet.'

    HUGS
    Pam

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  • SPARKGUY
    Go Fall! Thanks for the great thoughts Nancy!

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