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Nothing can compare to the cool, crisp air and the colorful leaves of the festive season.As kids head back to school, many parents pledge to take advantage of their family's new schedule by adding workouts to their routine. You have to plan exercise, just like you do everything else. Choose something you'll enjoy doing and will be likely to keep up, whether it's walking or hiking with a friend, working with a trainer or taking part in a "boot camp" class. Having an exercise partner can help you stay motivated. Remember that it takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to lifestyle changes. So, try to stick with a program for a month and it will be much easier.

By Sherry Wells


all is a great time to start a fitness program because you’re going to create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months.

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People are motivated by different things. It's important to discover what your individual goals are, whether it's losing weight, strengthening and toning, or preparing for a race. Signing up for a race event is more fun in the fall thanks to the Halloween themed events. It gives everyone the chance to run around dressed up in costume.You can find quite of few of them on the following pages of this magazine. Each new season is a great time to look through your workout gear to see what needs to be tossed and replaced. Buy some new fall workout clothes to motivate yourself to hit your local running trails or your gym. Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome in the fall. When exercising outside, layer your clothing. Before your body warms up, you may feel chilled, but once the blood gets pumping, you'll feel overdressed. Don’t forget to wear sunblock, and sunglasses! It’s important to protect your skin and eyes throughout the year. When exercising during dark hours, wear a reflective vest and carry a flashlight. When cycling, affix a light to your helmet or bike. If the gym is not your preferred workout environment, find an exercise class that you enjoy. Many local gyms, recreation centers and fitness studios offer a variety of group exercise classes. If you are stuck at home with sick kids, make the most of it by watching episodes of the new fall shows while on a cardio machine. Just because its cooler out doesn’t mean you can skimp on hydration! People often feel less thirsty when it is not hot outside, but staying hydrated is just as important in the fall as it is when the sun is blazing. Stay on top of your fluid intake to help with both exercise recovery and appetite control. Making small changes in your daily routine can result in big differences in your health. September/October 2017

Suburban Family ~ Sept + Oct 2017  
Suburban Family ~ Sept + Oct 2017  

Fall Go Guide, Haunted Houses, Pumpkin and Fall Festivals, Octoberfests, Family Health, Fitness Races,