How to stay fit this fall season


Photo taken from Creative Commons License, by Olga Kreglicka.

Alyssa Cole, Staff Writer

As fall approaches, staying fit becomes a more difficult task for many people due studying during the school year and being involved in more activities. As the weather gets colder, it is often more tempting to stay inside and curl under a blanket.

Although these things definitely make it more of a challenge to stay in shape, there are still ideas to try to be healthy and active this fall.

Healthy eating is an important part to achieving a fit lifestyle, Mary Claire Graham ‘19 says, “it is important to stay on track with nutrition and to eat what fuels your body for a work out, not eating sugary foods that do nothing for you.”

By simply browsing online, there are many recipes that are not only healthy, but also appealing. Pinterest has lots of recipe ideas, such as, pumpkin pie smoothies, low fat pumpkin spice muffins and a low calorie chicken skillet with sweet potatoes, apples and bacon.

There are so many options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Anyone who is looking for healthy eating ideas, Pinterest is a great source to check out.

A trend that has been especially popular on Pinterest so far this season is “breakfast acai bowls”. They are basically thick smoothies (blended to the consistency of yogurt) topped off with anything the eater prefers.

Some of the most popular toppings include fruit, nuts, chia seeds, coconut shavings and granola.

These bowls make for a filling breakfast or snack and can suit almost everyone’s likings. They can also be made with any smoothie recipe and a wide variety of toppings.

Another substantial part of staying in shape is being active. There are so many different ways to exercise, so it is possible for everyone to find a way that interests them.

Going to the gym is not always the most fun thing to do. But there are some tips that can make the gym a more enjoyable environment.

“Something that motivates me to work out is doing it with friends and listening to my favorite music,” Hadley Rivard ’18 said.

The Neighborhood Club is a convenient place to work out because it has a nice gym and a wide variety of fun, upbeat classes to offer, like Zumba.

Zumba is a wonderful workout that involves dancing to fast movement music.

Another way to get exercise is by getting involved in a sport. At Grosse Pointe South, we have a strong athletic program with lots of different teams to join. Not only does this produce activity, but it also is a fun way to get involved and meet new people.

All of these tips will help to stay in shape this fall season and don’t forget to eat nutritiously but with taste, and to work out while having fun will make this much easier.