How to Keep Active in Autumn

Autumn has started, so in a few weeks the clocks are going back. This can mean that for some people it can knock them completely off their routine. Some people hate early mornings, others dislike dark evenings. Whatever the reason, it is generally agreed that you prefer your bed more in autumn and winter. The darker days can leave you feeling unmotivated and sluggish, however exercising releases endorphins and the lack of sunshine reduces serotonin meaning staying bed isn’t the best idea for your health!

Keep it Simple

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated, it can be as simple as going for a 20 minute brisk walk. You can take time out of your day to go for a walk to help your health. However, the weather is colder so you may not fancy the outdoors part, so go for a walk indoors! You can boost your fitness by taking a brisk walk around your house, shopping centre, supermarket. Just pick up the pace and you’ll be fitting in the activity without making any extra effort.

Set Yourself Goals

Setting yourself achievable goals can be the trick to keeping consistent. You can start with small goals at first then building up to bigger ones to help keep you motivated. It can be anything from being able to pressing the snooze button, stop buying unhealthy food, to walk up to the top of the hill, being able to walk an extra 20 minutes, to lower your blood pressure to a healthy level.

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Increase Your Activity Levels at Home

Being indoors can be more common during these next few months, this doesn’t mean your activity levels have to drop. You can invest in some workout equipment such as an exercise bike or treadmill to keep you motivated whilst being indoors. However you don’t have to spend lots to exercise, there are thousands of workouts online you can follow. Instead of buying weights, use tins of beans or water bottles to help you during your workouts. It’s a great time to build up new habits and exercising can be one of the best habits as you are helping your health!