Thursday, September 25, 2014

What's the Health & Wellness Plan for Fall

As the change of the season is in full swing, the concerns of my health and wellness fitness management plan is on the top of my list. I love running and although I did not get in as many runs as I would have loved to during the summer, I am squeezing in as many runs as I can while the weather is fairly good. I am a runner. Albeit a slow runner, I consider myself to be a runner. I love to run with my King (husband), my children and at times I run alone. Clearly as I get older, my fitness routine needs some adjustments. Once the weather gets colder, running will be even less to none until the spring. What's a girl to do?!

Here's the plan - I will make adjustments to my diet. I will watch my portion size, drink lots of water, sip on tea without sugar from time to time, work out everyday for about 30 - 45 minutes for 5 days. A great way to get the best out of the Fall and Winter season is to eat the fruits and vegetables of the season. It's the optimum time to get the best nutritional benefits. The fruits and vegetables of the season are - Apples, Dates, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Pears, Pomegranates, Tangerines, Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower, Turnips, Parsnips, Pumpkin, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes and Squash. Let's enjoy them in the most healthy way possible. No candy caramel apples, apple pies or candy yams (sweet potatoes) will not count as a healthy option. While a slice of apple pie is fine, be sure that you are burning the calories and not overindulging. Of course, if you are diabetic or under the care of a physician, you must discuss the fruits and vegetables that you are allowed to eat. Believe it or not, everything that is good for you may not be good for YOU!