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Fall is in full swing - here’s how to stay fit from your Wyoming physical therapist


October 2, 2019

We are loving this fall weather! While we wish it was a little cooler - we can’t get enough of the changing colors and delicious football Sunday food. Unfortunately, cooler weather can make it a little difficult to get and stay in shape. We have compiled our XX tips (straight from your favorite Wyoming/Nebraska physical therapists) for you to start incorporating into your daily routine! 

Spend time outside
As long as it is not too cold, and inversely too hot, workout outside. The beautiful fall foliage will help you stay motivated and provide beautiful scenery for your run ahead. The cooler outdoor weather is also perfect to help keep you cool when running or exercising. 

Safety First
No matter what, safety is always first. Run during daylight hours, and if you decide to run in the early morning or later at night be sure to wear reflective clothing. This will help cars see you as they are making early morning/late night drives.

Layers
If it’s a little colder outside, be sure to layer up. A longer sleeve shirt, with a lighter sweatshirt will make removing the layers a little easier. If you are running and decide to remove the sweatshirt, you can easily tie it around your waist so you don’t have to worry about carrying it.

Working Out at Home 
Another easy thing to do? You can start working out at home. It keeps you from having to go outside as the weather gets colder, and it may make it even easier for you to fit in a workout! 

Regular Weigh-Ins
We know...the scale can be scary. But regularly weighing yourself can ensure that you are on track to meet your goals! Just remember though, fluctuating one or two pounds daily is completely normal. And so is bloating. If you feel that you might be a little extra bloated, make sure to have some lemon water and go on a walk. You’ll be shocked at what these little fixes can do.

Not everything works for everyone, but these are our favorite tips for staying healthy this fall. If you need additional assistance, reach out to your primary care physician. If you are experiencing body aches and pains, also be sure to reach out to your primary care physician or our team. At North Platte Physical Therapy, we are here to help meet your needs. We serve the communities of Wyoming and Nebraska with 22 clinics offering a full range of physical therapy services. Contact us today for more information.