Fall: A Smart Time to Create Eating & Exercise Habits

by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Something I’ve always practiced — and tried to emulate to those around me — is creating a lifestyle of healthy choices.

When fall comes around, it’s nice to have (or start!) a good balanced routine of healthy food choices and an exercise regime. That way when the holidays roll around, and through the first of the year when temptation is high, you are not beating yourself up over holiday weight gain.

So I recommend starting now exercising three to four times a week, creating a habit with getting enough throughout the colder months, and sticking to an 80/20 healthy food choice meal plan. This entails eating nutritious food and drinking plenty of water 80% of the time and keeping treats to 20%.

Pay attention to how many treats appear over the next few months and have discipline in limiting them from your day-to-day life.

Try and make sure your water intake is at least half of your body weight in ounces, and don’t forget walking each day; one to two miles has so many overall benefits.

There are many ways to approach the fall season, so keep on your toes and stay mindful about your health.