Travel insights from David Pritchard, health & performance coach at Apple Leisure Group

Fall into Wellness: Tips for Healthy Living

Try not to wait until January to make a healthy fitness resolution. Once the weather starts getting rainier and dark, it’ll be easy to roll into a ball on the couch instead of exercising. I recommend joining a gym before the New Year to get a head start. Implementing a type of sauna or steam with an exercise routine can support the body’s natural detoxification process. Trying something fun like kickboxing or indoor swimming can keep you fit indoors year-round.

Fall is a wonderful time of year to revisit health and fitness goals. With the days getting shorter, the evening is a perfect time to try new cooking recipes or attend an exercise class at the gym. I have some easy wellness tips for the fall weather that will be helpful to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Protect yourself and others by getting an annual flu vaccination.
  2. Follow the three C’s: clean your hands, cover your sneeze or cough by using a tissue & contain your germs by staying home when you’re sick.
  3. Get moving! Add exercise into your day by parking farther from entrance doors or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
  4. Eat a balanced diet of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy.
  5. Quit smoking. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.
  6. Remember safety! Buckle up. Wear a helmet when biking and remember to change the batteries in smoke detectors at least once a year.
  7. Find ways to reduce stress.
  8. Sleep at least eight hours a night.
  9. Stay involved in your health by getting regular exams, seeking preventive treatment and keeping immunizations updated.
  10. Be happy! Make time for yourself.

Get connected (or reconnect) with family and friends.

About the Author

David Pritchard, health and performance coach, comes from 20+ years of health and wellness experiences. With multiple degrees in Exercise Science and Nutrition and several National recognized certifications, he has had the privilege to work with Fortune 500 companies, executives, and professional and Olympic athletes. David has been a part of the Travel Industry for the last 15 years teaching travel agents, industry leaders, companies and hosting wellness retreats all over the world. While working with individuals and groups, he focuses on all facets of exercise, nutrition and motivational programs by helping create Health & Fitness Powered lifestyles. David has a passion for travel and also a passion to help people live their best life!

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Oct. 01, 2019
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