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 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
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
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
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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