User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


-4° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Preventing Fall Weight Gain

November 2, 2012, 6:06 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Preventing Fall Weight Gain
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

This is the time of year people are more likely to pack on the pounds. As the weather gets cooler, it can be more difficult to get physical activity outside.

But people are also more likely to crave those warm, comfort foods with more carbohydrates and calories.

Annette Moyer hits the gym five days a week with the help of her personal trainer.

"She kind of keeps me in line and I try to watch it," Moyer said.

Because this fall, Moyer has a fitness goal.

"Not to gain five pounds.  If I can just maintain, I'll be happy," Moyer said.

Moyer's trainer says the key is to do some physical activity every day. That might be easiest to find a gym as the weather gets colder.

"If you're just exercising outside, you're probably not doing a lot of strength training type of things.  So I would say if you've been running or walking outside all summer and are ready to come inside, it's time to start focusing on strength training again," Avera Personal Trainer Andrea Sprik said.

Sprik says mixing strength training in with your cardio will help you lose or maintain your weight.

"But kind of ease into it. Just don't go back crazy like you did four months ago or whatever and think you can do the same thing. If you've been doing stuff outside, you probably have to back off a little bit," Sprik said.

And believe it or not, physical activity can help with those fall food cravings.

"It does curb your cravings.  But you are doing something good for yourself, so hopefully when you go home and see that bowl of candy, you will be like, 'I just had a great two-hour workout. I don't need that today,'" Sprik said.

Sprik says you also don't necessarily need a gym, as long as you stay motivated.

"There are so many things you can do at home these days. You can look online for workouts you can do at home, or if you have a trainer and are going to be traveling, ask your trainer to set you up with a program that uses bands or your body, like pushups and squats.  So it's all stuff you can do at home," Sprik said.

And that's advice Moyer hopes to use as we head into the holiday season.

"It's harder at Christmas than Thanksgiving because this time of year you can still get outside," Moyer said.

Sprik says if you plan to exercise outside, make sure you dress in layers as the weather gets cooler.  Also, it's a good idea to spend a little more time stretching.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Stroller Recall Due To Amputation Hazard

11/20/2014 9:45 AM

More than four million strollers sold in the United States are part of a recall.

Full Story
Hospital, SD Settle Over Improper Medicaid Claims

11/26/2014 1:47 PM

A South Dakota hospital and the state's attorney general have reached a settlement over improper Medicaid claims.

Full Story
Sanford Named As SD's Designated Ebola Hospital

11/21/2014 11:03 AM

According to the Department of Health, Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls will serve as the state's facility for Ebola patients.

Full Story
Sanford Named Ebola Treatment Center

11/21/2014 5:42 PM

The Sanford USD Medical Center has been designated as South Dakota's Ebola treatment facility. The Department of Health made the announcement Frid...

Full Story | Watch
Medical Marijuana Supporters Gather For Discussion

11/22/2014 6:11 PM

This morning, supporters gathered in downtown Sioux Falls looking to put together efforts to legalize Medical Marijuana in the state after unsuccessfu...

Full Story | Watch


Events