One-Week Fall Reboot

Fitness Friday

You won’t be surprised to find exercise on a list of things to do for improved health, but (ready for this one?): If you don’t like it, don’t do it. What I mean is: you’re only going to stick with activities you enjoy, especially over the long term. So, if the gym isn’t your thing, forget it. If you don’t like running, don’t even start. Find something that brings you joy or puts a smile on your face; maybe it’s dancing or hiking, or it might be yoga or joining an adult team (basketball or volleyball). Your goal is to work up to 30 minutes of physical activity most days.

And I would also recommend incorporating strength training. You can use your body weight (push-ups, planks, lunges and pull-ups) or free weights and machines. Building muscle through strength training offers a number of benefits. For one, the more muscle you have, the greater the boost to your metabolism. Not to mention, it also keeps you agile and can help protect you from injury. Try to build in two to three days of strength training to your routine.