Autumn tips to transform your workout and keep you motivated as the leaves start to fall. As we wave goodbye to blue skies and board-shorts, we welcome cooler temperatures and crunchy golden leaves. Just because it’s getting colder, doesn’t mean it’s all bad news. Master the art of exercising in Autumn with these five Fall steps.
Prepare for The Weather
We all know New Zealand weather can change in the blink of an eye at the best of times, but during Autumn it’s even less predictable. Don’t let this hold you back or keep you indoors!
Layer Your Clothing if you’re exercising outdoors. This means you won’t freeze after stepping out your door, and you won’t overheat after your blood starts pumping. For your first layer, preferably opt for a fabric that wicks moisture away from your skin, so you’re not exercising with wet fabric clinging to you. Add another layer for warmth which you can remove after you get your sweat on. Then finally, a protective layer, like a windbreaker or raincoat.
Stand out with reflective active wear! As the days get darker, don’t let this be an excuse for not getting out there and pushing towards your fitness goals. I know you don’t need a reason to update your active wear. It’s not just me that loooooves shopping for active wear, right? You could also bring a flash light with you. Be safe and get your glow on!
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Pump Up Your Playlist
Music helps you get in the zone and distracts you from feeling like your legs are going to fall off. Sprinting on the treadmill to Jump Around beats running in silence any day. You don’t want to lose motivation from listening to the same old boring music. Let the changing season inspire you to switch up your workout playlist!
Take Advantage of the Weather
Crisp air, beautiful foliage, crunchy leaves. Autumn can be a great time to exercise outside, and enjoy the beautiful colours and cooler weather. Perhaps, skip the gym and head out for a walk, hike or cycle… while you still can!
Protect Your Skin
While you’re taking advantage of the weather, take care of your skin. The sun is strongest in the summer months, but you need to protect your skin all year around, especially in New Zealand and Australia’s harsh sun, due to the ozone hole over Antarctica. You can protect and nourish your skin by wearing a protective daytime moisturiser like USANA’s Daytime Protective Emulsion and top up with sun-block when you’re heading outdoors.
Colder weather means it’s the perfect time to consider taking some immune boosting nutritional supplements. You’re likely going to be less inclined to go for a run if you’re a snivelling, feverish mess and we don’t blame you!
The Three P’s
Proglucamune is a unique formulation with four powerful ingredients for optimal immune function and improved well-being. It contains a certified organic blend of medicinal mushrooms (reishi and shiitake), combined with the InCelligence Beta-Glucan Complex, plus zinc to help boost immunity by strengthening your immune cells. These ingredients have a long history of use, which is confirmed by clinical studies. These studies show these ingredients support the body’s natural immune defences, help to counteract the effects of stress, and enhance energy levels.
Poly C is USANA’s vitamin C supplement with bioflavonoids for enhanced bioavailability. It provides 600mg of vitamin C protection in each tablet for enhanced antioxidant protection, strengthening the immune system and supporting the synthesis of collagen.
Proflavanol ® C 100
Proflavanol C 100 has a potent antioxidant formula based on a synergistic combination of grape seed extract and Poly C. This creates superior antioxidant protection using USANA’s breakthrough Nutritional Hybrid Technology. The procyanidins found in grape seed extract, together with the Poly C, help support and maintain a normal, healthy immune system and function. Proflavanol also supports cardiovascular health and maintains healthy skin. Plus, the grapeseed gives it a delicious taste.
Now you’re set to face Autumn with your fluro wardrobe, pumped up playlist and USANA supplements, nothing can stop you!