It’s officially fall! Thank goodness cooler weather is around the corner. No longer can you use summer heat as an excuse for not going outside.

If you still find it hard to become motivated, follow one of these suggestions:

Sign up for a run or walk event. My favorite website to view a list of local events is Most 5Ks allow both runners and walkers. Some events are shorter distances and great for the entire family. Find an event near you and start training.

Enroll in an outdoor class. What better way to end the year than being bold and adventurous. Most REI stores have a variety of classes – some are free, others cost a reasonable amount. It’s a great way to be active while learning something new.

Take a hike. Use to find nearby trails to explore. Trails vary in difficulty – pick one which corresponds to your level. Be sure to leave your review of the trail to help others.

There are many other ways to be active as the weather becomes more bearable. Balance your tailgating consumption with physical activity. Your body will thank you in the long run. What are you waiting for? Ready…set…go

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Niv PersaudNiv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Life is more than money. It’s about living the lifestyle you want and can afford. For that reason, Niv consults with clients on money, life, and work. Her approach capitalizes on techniques she learned throughout her career, including as a management consultant, executive recruiter, and financial advisor. Her services include spending plan, financial plan, divorce financial review, life strategy, and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature, and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”