Back-to-fall always feels like the start of something new – something akin to New Year’s without the cold weather or worldwide celebration – and a time to refocus on those health and fitness resolutions. To help you reset your diet and exercise goals for the upcoming season, here’s our handy list of health and fitness tips, from A to Z from sheknows.com:
A is for Apple
Eating an apple a day (or any piece of fruit that matter) will help boost your vitamin C levels and flu- and cold-fighting powers.
B is for Breakfast
Not only will eating this “most important meal of the day” rev your metabolism, it will also give you energy to tackle whatever challenges come your way.
C is for Calcium
Fifty percent of women don’t get their daily dose of calcium. This fall, make an extra effort to get the recommended 1000 to 1500 milligrams of this important bone-building nutrient.
D is for Dieting
And saying “ditch the fad-diets.” Sensibly control what you eat and prioritize daily exercise.
E is for Exercise
Here’s to getting your body moving every day for at least 30 minutes (every one of your muscles will thank you!).
F is for Fiber
Your digestive system depends on fiber for regularity and to stay healthy. Up your intake of this important nutrient by adding whole grains (like 100 percent whole wheat bread and brown rice) to your diet.
G is for Garlic
Research shows people who regularly eat garlic have lower blood pressure and cholesterol and are at less risk of cancer and stroke compared to people who don’t.
H is for Help
As a go-getter woman, it’s natural to think you can do everything yourself. However, don’t forget to rely on your support system when you need assistance (that’s what it’s there for). This fall, don’t hesitate to ask for help whenever you need it.