Summer is over and it's easy to become less active as the weather gets colder. Avoid this slump by taking your fitness routine to the next level this fall and winter! Here are some tips to help you fall into fitness.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends aerobic exercise, also known as cardio, 3 to 5 times per week for 20-60 minutes each session.
Why is this important? Participating in cardio exercises reduces your risk of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. If you already have one of these conditions, it can help you reduce complications.
Working your muscles is critical for keeping lean body mass (muscles) and for losing body fat. It is also great for bone density.
Strength training can be done anywhere, even in your own home because it requires little to no equipment. If you don’t have resistance bands or hand weights, you can use your body weight and still get a great workout.
Set Realistic Goals
If you are a beginner to exercising, start out slow. Start with 1 or 2 days a week and work your way up to 150 minutes each week, even if that means doing exercises in smaller, shorter sessions.
Schedule with our Diabetes Prevention Specialist
If you are unsure of where to begin or would like an exercise program tailored to your goals and needs, call 303-953-6600 to make an appointment with Bianca, the DIHFS DPS.