4 Ways to Move to A New Groove this Fall

October 30, 2017


Maggie DragWe’re always stressing the importance of staying active in every way possible – especially outside of your work hours. Fall is exactly the perfect time to get yourself to make this a habit! Say goodbye to heat waves and trips to the pool or beach to get a swim in here and there… and say hello to a fall filled with a more consistent workout schedule.

Here are some tips on how to always be prepped and embrace a variety of simple but effective workouts during these lovely, much cooler, fall afternoons!

1) If you wear it, you can work it

If you feel unmotivated to make magic happen, grab a pair of light weights or head outside to take a brisk walk: always have a pair of sneakers, pair of socks and a fabulous workout gear in a gym bag that you can keep with you in your car or your client’s house. As soon as you get a moment, change into the comfortable clothes and you’ll see how much easier it will feel to actually embrace your plan to work out – even if it’s just for a few minutes!

2) Walk it out

If the idea of “working out” makes you nervous, know that a brisk, 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can burn from 90 up to 200 calories! Just be sure that you have on proper, supportive footwear like a pair of New Balance sneakers, or super comfortable Asic Gel Quickwalks! Remember that the more support your footwear offers, the less of a chance you or even your older clients will have of falling or spraining an ankle while picking up the pace during your walk. In fact – always remember to amp up your walks by speeding up and slowing down, and even skipping to improve the effectiveness of your workout.

3) Dance it out

But not just any dance…try Zumba. It’s taken the world by storm as everybody’s favorite, high-energy form of exercise that incorporates your favorite dances, teaches you new moves – all suiting a variety of age groups. Zumba Gold is a great option for mature audiences, but if you’re up to it, check out YouTube to find any Zumba video you’d be comfortable trying. We guarantee you’ll work up a sweat while having plenty of fun.

4) Bike ‘n Spin

Just as Zumba has taken the world by storm, so has biking (or, if you ever wondered about the difference, spinning!) Spinning is the same thing as biking in place, usually done in a studio at gyms as part of a high-energy fitness class. Spin classes vary in difficulty and style, but are led by a “team” instructor, who coaches and gets the class to pedal away on their stationary bikes to today’s top hits. If you’re curious, check out this video on YouTube to fall in love with biking again!

Maggie Drag is the owner and founder of a homecare agency located in central Connecticut. With over 27 years of experience in the industry, Maggie shares her knowledge and tips about care at home. Visit homecare4u.com to learn more about Maggie Drag.

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