As the frenetic energy of summer starts to wind down and the decidedly more restorative fall season takes hold, the time is now to slow down a bit and focus on yourself. What better way to do that than by paying a little more attention to your health and wellness? Whether that’s getting a few more steps in each day and finally starting a daily vitamin regimen or training for that marathon you’ve always wanted to run, here’s how to kick start a focus on fitness.
Get the right gear
From walking and running to swimming laps, the right clothing and shoes can make all the difference between working out feeling like a slog and enabling you to perform at your very best once you’re ready to sweat. Choose wisely and don’t be afraid to splurge on yourself a bit!
Make eating right a cinch
Eating right is always the hardest part of any fitness regimen. Tempting indulgences abound and at the end of a long day, whipping up a good meal can seem like just another chore to complete rather than an investment in your wellbeing.
Luckily, there are a variety of meal services that make eating right at home easy as pie no matter your dietary needs or restrictions. From paleo and keto meals to vegetarian delights and much in between, Green Chef lets you sign up for a meal plan that suits you and delivers the ingredients you need right to your door. Hello Fresh works similarly, delivering fresh ingredients along with recipes and nutritional information right to you. The best part? Skipping weeks or cancelling is no hassle at all, making it a great option for those who travel a lot or who are simply just a little less committal.
Add supplements to the mix
If you want to take it a step beyond healthy meals, sticking supplements into your routine is an easy way to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins, minerals, and results you want. There are all kinds of choices out there, from the classic GNC option, which is filled with pretty much any supplement under the sun to Just CBD, a newer company that offers CBD-infused products from gummies to tinctures.
Upgrade your home gym equipment
Not a fan of going to the gym or simply want the ease and accessibility of working out from home? Then getting a few essential home gym components is the way to go. Suspension training gear is an easy way to bring the gym to your home as is Aptive, an app that delivers workout classes straight to your smartphone.