You don't have to limit yourself to only setting new goals as you approach the new year. One practice I like is setting seasonal goals. These can often revolve around the different feelings of each season, which helps for these new habits and practices to feel more natural.
For example, you can plan to start taking daily walks in springtime. This will feel like an exciting goal you are ready to begin because the weather is changing from frigid to tolerable, and the sunshine is warmer each day. You'll be clamoring to get outside and enjoy it, which will make your daily walks almost seem effortless.
Another seasonal example might be focusing on going to bed earlier and getting at least eight hours of sleep in the winter. This will be way easier when the sun sets early in the winter months and might feel way more challenging if you set the same goal in summer when it's daylight for longer.
"Your body deserves the best”
Autumn may be known as a season for comfort food, but it's easy to stay fit with healthy fall activities. From enjoying the outdoors to eating the season's best produce, there are many ways to be well in autumn.
I love going to the Farmers Market because the choices are at the peak in early fall. Plenty of vegetables come into season in autumn, but we can't forget about fall's finest fruit. Apples are an autumnal treasure and it's a favorite tradition to go apple picking.
As far as cardiovascular exertion goes, a scenic bike ride might rank at the top of healthy fall activities. With the cool weather, it's a great time to get out and ride.
Without a doubt, autumn is the best time of year to go on a hike. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and you experience it all as you stroll through the woods. Along with taking in the beautiful environment, you'll also be staying active. Hiking is a great cardiovascular activity, especially if you're tackling challenging trails, like those found in the mountains Try some of these ideas and don't forget to share them with your friends and family!
I hope you have had a great start to this new season.
Now that we've looked at some wellness routines to help you stay healthy this autumn, it's time to get started on your own personalized plan. Whether you focus on diet, exercise, or self-care, make sure to take the time to enjoy the fall season and all its bounty. What are you most looking forward to this autumn? How will you be incorporating wellness into your life? Hit reply and let me know what you have in mind, I'd love to hear.
The 411 - I live in Denver with my husband. I am passionate about wellness, plant based nutrition and the art of aging well. You can find me walking and talking about the all of this.
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XO XO XO,
Teri Sewell Huff
Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach
and Culinary Nutrition Expert