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How to keep active in Autumn

Monday, 3rd October 2016

Autumn officially begins. The days will become shorter, darker and wetter. Hitting the snooze button, rather than the gym, could become very tempting.
But there is no need to give up on your hard won Summer fitness - or that bikini body - as there are some great ways to keep active in Autumn.
 
And, of course, the benefits of exercise go far beyond just physical fitness. It can release endorphins, making us feel good, which is particularly important over the darker months.


 
4 great ways to keep active in Autumn:
  • HIIT it like it’s hot 
HIIT (High Intensity Training), such as bodyweight circuits or interval running, are perfect for the Autumn months.

HIIT is short and fast paced, taking up less time, and, in the case of bodyweight circuits, can be performed inside.
 
HIIT is also a really effective way of burning fat, as it boosts your metabolism – more so than exercise performed for longer at a steady rate (i.e. plodding along on the treadmill or round your local park).


 
  • Indoor bouldering
If you can’t be outside, then bring the outside inside to you.
 
Indoor bouldering (indoor rock climbing without ropes or harnesses) has experienced a boom in popularity in recent years – you can’t seem to go a day without seeing photos of friends clinging onto a climbing wall appearing in your feed.
 
Bouldering will build strength, balance and flexibility, as well as self-confidence. There are plenty of indoor venues, across London, with routes for all abilities, where you can give it a go. One of the most popular is The Castle, in North London: https://www.castle-climbing.co.uk


 
  • Hot yoga
Bring back the warm glow of Summer with a hot yoga class, or, even better, take a class at Triyoga Camden and use their infrared sauna afterwards.
 
Supposedly infrared saunas are more effective than traditional saunas and the benefits include detoxification, weight loss, improved circulation and skin purification – just a few then.
 
Check out the class schedule at Triyoga Camden: https://www.triyoga.co.uk


 
  • Run
With the shorter days and colder weather, running outdoors might not seem quite as enticing as it did in the balmy days of Summer.
 
But Autumn is beautiful in its own way and running, particularly interval running, is a great way to boost your endorphins.  
 
Motivation to get out the door could be aided by funding a regular running partner, or by joining a run club. Sweatshop, Asics, Adidas, Runners Need and Nike all offer free run clubs in London. 



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