When the weather gets chilly we tend to look for more reasons to celebrate indoors. And with Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and more on the go, alcohol tends to play a big role is social events. But remember, keeping your drinking to a minimum will keep your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate balanced, so don’t overdo it!
Withdrawing from Social Activities
Sure, some days we just want to go home from work and bury our heads. However, the best way to ward off the fall blahs is by getting out with friends or family a few nights a week. This way you’ll boost your mood, social connections, and health at the same time.
Too Much Comfort Food
In fall it’s easy to stay about as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. We naturally put on a few pounds to prepare for winter, but that’s no excuse to stuff yourself with fatty, surgery comfort food and gain a bunch of “winter” weight. Break the empty carbohydrate cravings by sticking to complex carbs—like brown rice, whole grain breads and cereals, and whole wheat pastas come fall.
While the thought of getting up early to job in the chilly morning air might make you apt to crawl back into your warm bed, a fall exercise routine will keep you motivated, energized and trim during the colder months. Try a fun activity, like hot yoga or Zumba class to warm you up.