Fall Traditions, Giving Thanks, and Staying Well
Fall is an incredible time of year, it is no wonder that it’s a favorite of many. This time of year is filled with beautiful weather, traditions, and the beginning of the holiday season.
As you enjoy apple treats, try pumpkin everything, and near the holidays, health goals can be hard to maintain. At BeFit SRQ, we’re here to help you stay on track. Our hands-on services in studio and the tips shared below will help you continue your wellness journey throughout your fall fun.
Exercise of the Month
Decreasing body fat levels is a goal that many of us share, and it is especially important to keep in mind as we enter the season of relaxing and indulging with family and friends. When we carry less fat, we feel better, have more energy, and are at a lower risk for various health challenges. One type of fat, called visceral fat, is a large health concern as it can lead to conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more.
How can you determine if you’re carrying visceral fat? This type of fat is found in the abdominal area. If you’ve found yourself with a stomach that sticks outward, or a large waist, visceral fat may be the culprit. Another sign may be that the areas of concern are harder, and not as easy to pinch as other areas of fat on your body.
Luckily, there are many ways to lose visceral fat, as well as to prevent it from returning in the future. To lose visceral fat, you can try any number of the following:
- Eat Fewer Carbs
- Try the Ketogenic Diet
- Eat More Soluble Fiber
- Increase your Protein Intake
- Consume Less Sugar and Alcohol
- Stay Away from Trans Fat
- Consider Intermittent Fasting
- Try Aerobic Exercise
- Sleep More
- Stress Less
- Take a Good Probiotic
You can learn more about visceral fat, its effects, and how to lose it here.
Delicious, Yet Healthy Meals To Share
As colder weather moves in and the Holidays creep closer, it can feel difficult to stay on track with healthy eating. When you gather with your friends and family this fall, consider bringing this nutritious dish to turn veggies into a tasty priority.
Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts Slaw
- 1 small head of broccoli
- 6 ounces of brussel sprouts
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Half a cup of pitted olives
- A quarter cup of olive oil
- A quarter cup of almonds, unsalted and roasted
- Half an ounce of fresh, grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 anchovy fillets (optional)
Begin by thinly slice broccoli and brussels, and combine the vegetables in a large bowl with ½ teaspoon of salt. Chop and mash anchovies, if they are being used. Combine anchovies and liquid ingredients in a small bowl, and season them with salt and pepper. Once combined, pour the liquid mixture over the vegetables and toss. Top the salad with almonds, olives, and additional parmesan.
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Various skin challenges can follow behind colder weather. Beauty Counter’s Counter+ Skin Care Favorites package comes with everything you need to avoid the dull, dry skin that often appears in late fall and winter. Caring for your skin with clean products can bring you the glow you’ll be searching for as you gather with family and friends.
The Rosewood Lip Trio brings necessary moisturizing along with warm, fall tones that you’ll love.
The Aroma of a Thankful Heart
This time of year brings smells of pumpkin pies baking in the oven, and cinnamon sticks in hot, comforting tea. You can bring these aromas into your home even on non-baking days by diffusing Doterra’s essential oil combinations.
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As we draw near the holidays, festivals and family traditions are in full swing. The following activities combine that festive feel with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather that comes with this time of year.
The St. Armands Circle Art Festival on November 9th is an outdoor art show featuring 200 artists, from sculptors to painters to jewelry makers. It’s located on the beautiful St Armands Key, allowing you to enjoy the island’s peaceful scene while you gaze at the countless creations.
The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a sand sculpting contest that you won’t want to miss. It takes place from November 15th through 18th. The incredible artists come from all over the world to compete, and their seeing their creations is an absolutely mesmerizing experience.
Turkey Trots are always a tradition that is both fun and health-filled. Consider starting your Thanksgiving morning running or walking the beautiful Nathan Benderson Park. You’ll run the last mile of the race floating over the lake, and you’ll be greeted with a tasty treat at the finish line to celebrate your hard work.