Here comes September. The autumn season will point out after this heavy summer. When we change seasons, we often feel tired or sick. After a period of holiday, rhythm, and temperature change, we tend to be a bit disturbed.
This is why I was thinking about giving you options to get healthier in Autumn, and that September, as everybody is going back to school and some might start a new activity or sport – I think it’s the perfect time to implement a new routine or to begin to change something to be better, happier and healthier.
So let’s talk about 7 options to get healthier in Autumn
Eat veggies of the season
Do you like sweet potatoes? Rosty or steamed, they can be a perfect option to add vitamins to your life, as root vegetables are fantastic to fill you up and add colour to your plate. Broccoli, Eggplants, carrots, Kale, cabbage, we have tons of veggies in the Fall to eat after the tomatoes and the summer veggies. As winter follows, it’s time to eat well-cooked vegetables to reinforce the organism. Autumn has its load of wind and rain, so getting to a healthier diet filled with vitamins and minerals is essential. Veggies and fruits are great options.
Starting a cardio activity
Running, walking, swimming, squash, football, tennis, there are tons of sports we can start practising at any age, any time, and September is the best time to look for options. Check on your levels, and be honest with what you can do. But surely starting a sports activity can have many benefits to reinforce your body and your mind.
Also, by finding an activity you can share, you’ll enjoy a fantastic sociable time that will make you healthier and happier.
Mornings are getting darker, and we can have less energy because of that, so why not kick it by adding a new morning routine to your life if you are not done yet? It can be 5/10 mins of yoga, or some Tai chi or flexibility movement. Also, stretching in the morning is an excellent option for getting healthier for the new season. There are some easy healthy habits that you can start, like having a complete breakfast. Indeed, having a healthy breakfast will fill you with good carbs (energy), vitamins, and minerals.
Of course, the most natural option I have to talk about after having talked about the morning routine is what makes successful the morning routine. The sleep and his time to get the head on the pillow. Actually. What’s better than sleep?
I can hear you coming.. Anyway, sleep is a great thing too of course feeling good every morning and being good all day. We need to drink water, and we need sleep. These are just fundamental to being healthy. So try to think about an excellent routine to get to bed earlier. I’ll repeat the tips, stop the screen, get a book or talk to my partner before getting to bed. Have a lovely herbal tea that will help you sleep peacefully and get that alarm clock early to get to the previous tip, making you healthier for Autumn.
Is a personal trainer needed?
Oh no, Romain, are you trying to sell Pret-a-Train services? Sorry about that, guys. But you know we can train you everywhere in the world with our online PT services. It works well, and you can even jump out the bed and have your personal trainer teach you from your home.
Some have the motivation to start working out, which is good. And some might need to go for a walk and do a bit of stretching. Nonetheless, as you know, personal training is good if you lack motivation or if you don’t know where to start or how to do it. So yes, it can be a naturally healthy option to start having a personal trainer for the new season. As we have discussed in our blog, there are many benefits to having a personal trainer.
Stop or reduce something bad
We talked about starting new things, but we didn’t talk about stopping or reducing something that you know is not good for you.
Why wait for the new year if you were thinking about stopping smoking, being less into your phone, and eating less chocolate? The goal is to get healthier and not feel inadequate or frustrated. So we have to consider many things, but it’s good for you to get fitter and might be suitable for your entourage. So again, if you think you want to stop or reduce something but feel it’s going to be hard to do it alone, involve your partner or a buddy to challenge yourself together. You might also need to get expert help. In the crazy and beautiful world we are living, many options could help not just a shrink but also a sophrologist, hypnosis, CBT, mindfulness coach, and others.
Planning a wellness retreat
Wellness retreats nowadays are great options to cut with the crazy distracting world and find yourself back. You also have many options like detox retreat, yoga retreat, spiritual retreat, and family retreat… Find the healthier alternative to suit you best. It can be in your country, not far from where you live, or even far away if you need it. Type on your search tool, and I’m confident you’ll find an option that matches your expectations well.
I’ve just shared with you 7 options that could help you to feel healthier for Autumn. As Pret-a-Train’s CEO and wellness trainer, this is what I was thinking about. As I always say, you don’t necessarily have to follow every tip. The goal is just for you to feel good about yourself. Don’t be too harsh on yourself. We all have commitments, family, work, etc. See what you can do, and I wish you well for that season.
I’m going to start playing football, what are you doing in Autumn?