Fall isn’t all pumpkin spice and apple cider, in fact, there are a lot of perks to the season. One of the best in my eyes is that it’s a great time to pick up a fitness routine. It’s not so hot you don’t want to leave the house and it’s not so cold you have to wear 4 layers. It’s basically just right. With some of the busiest holidays approaching, getting or staying in a fitness routine can be the difference between gaining 20 pounds and maintaining/losing weight. Which would you prefer?
If you are looking for tips to start or stick to a fall fitness routine you’ve come to the right place. Use these fall fitness tips for motivation and be sure to comment with your own tips.
- Get by with a little help from your friends. Gather a group of friends or other fitness enthusiasts and start a fitness routine together. You’ll be able to motivate each other and prevent boredom all while making new memories.
- Dress the part. Fall can be chilly and breezy so make sure you’re ready for it by layering appropriately. The first layer should be a moisture-wicking one so you’re not getting chaffed from sweat. Next a warm layer – maybe sweats. The final layer should guard against wind and windbreakers are perfect.
- Stay hydrated. Even though it’s not as hot as it was in summer dehydration is still a big deal. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout your fitness routine.
- Have fun. Fall is filled with fun things to do that can fit into any fitness routine. Get lost in a corn maze or go on a haunted trail walk. If you change-up your routine there is a higher chance that you’ll stick to it.
- Be ready for the time change. If your fall fitness routine carries into the late hours of the day then you may find yourself running out of daylight. Be sure to wear reflective clothing to make yourself visible to traffic and others.
If you are a runner, walker, or cyclist you can help make sure your nighttime safety with RunLites® (I received a pair for review). RunLites are gloves that accommodate mini flashlights to keep you safe during low-light activities. The gloves are available in full finger and half finger styles.
The lights have two brightness settings, kind of like a car’s headlight. You adjust and turn them on with the press of a button. RunLites are unobtrusive and more convenient than carrying a flashlight. They are also not as gaudy as headlamps! Just as importantly, they do a great job at keeping your hands warm when you’re outside.
- Palm pocket for storage of Credit Card, ID, keys, money, or music unit
- Lightweight and compact design, fitted with a hands-free safety light
- Two brightness settings that can project 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet
- USB re-chargeable battery for long-lasting light
- Palm pocket for storage of IDs, keys, money or music unit
- Reflective strip for increased visibility and safety
- Unisex models in a range of colors offered in half-length dry-wick fabric and full-length polar fleece
- Full-length gloves are touch screen friendly
- Price: $34.99 (Half Length) – $39.99 (Full Length)
The new RunLites Splash line ($19.95) features fingerless gloves in a lightweight breathable fabric in fresh colors and patterns. Features include:
- Reflective strips on palm and around the LED light pocket
- Convenient palm pocket for items such as money and keys
- Sleek and snug LED light pocket to prevent the light from wiggling
- Special opening for rechargeable cable; no need to remove lights from pocket before charging
- Extended middle finger fabric pull for easy glove removal
- Terry cloth thumb for wiping away moisture
- RunLites LED light units are sold separately and can project either 40 or 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet.
- LED Light Unit Sold Separately
Visit www.GoRunLites.com to get a pair today!