Fall Time After Workout Essentials

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I’m still getting used to being the mother of a dedicated exerciser. 

We got through summer keeping up her hydration and now that it is fall time I’m realizing there are new hurdles to keep her healthy. Simple things like a transitional wardrobe, or going from shorts to capris as we move to full length pants. And then there is the whole “sun setting earlier in the day” issue that can make morning and evening workouts more challenging due to lack of sunlight.

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But what really caused an issue was tears and rips exacerbated by the drying air.

We are trying hard to combat it with our humidifier, at least while she is at home… but sometimes they can’t be avoided. 

But we discovered a new product that is making these issues a bit better. Ashley has been using  CVS Sterile Manuka Honey Adhesive Pads. If you haven’t heard of Manuka (Leptospermum) honey, it’s a medical grade honey that’s harvested from the Manuka plant in New Zealand. Researchers have found this species has unique components that make it ideal for healing wounds and burns. 

Fall Time After Workout Essentials are different than other times of the year. Here are some steps you can take to be in prime shape this time of year.

  • Remember to stay hydrated. Summer is normally the time when you think about drinking extra water, but the drier temperatures of fall can leave you dehydrated. 
  • Don’t forget your before and after protein boost, even if it’s dark outside. Prepare the day before so that it’s easier to remember to take with you.
  • Bring a light sweatshirt. It can still be warm out, but after your workout it might be cooler than when you started.
  • Remember to get Extra sleep. We tend to get more tired with less daylight. So listen to your body and get extra rest as needed.
  • Take Days Off. You can still get up and moving on your rest days. But be sure to actually take rest days. They serve a purpose and allow your body to heal and prepare for the next workout.

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What are your fall after workout essentials?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • We don’t have CVS in Canada but I definitely took note of your tips for exercising as I’m a dedicated exerciser. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I shop at cvs a lot. when i say a lot i mean a lot. lol I love that place. this is the first time i heard of honey bandaids. that’s very interesting. i will check them out soon. thanks so much for the share.

  • We always have plenty of bandages and first aid stuff for our kids. They are constantly falling all over.

  • I will definitely pick up some of these band aides. Anything that will help us heal faster is worth trying. My kids are very active. I am always reminding them to keep hydrated.

  • Those are some great tips. I didn’t know about the protein even if it is dark thing. Interesting. Cvs is one of my favorite places to shop so I am glad to see that I get these products there.

  • It’s great to hear how dedicated your daughter is. I never knew that the change of weather can cause skin problems with working out.

  • I haven’t ever heard of honey bandaids. I am going to have to look for them next time I am out. My kids need bandaids on their hands just from doing the monkey bars over and over again at recess!

  • We shop at CVS frequently. Manuka Honey is something which I have never heard about, but it is amazing to hear that it could heal wounds and burns. A very much needed after workout essential for sure.

  • I love CVS. Great tips. Hydration is essential after working out and during the workout. I always drink through the day also.

  • It is always good to have such things on hand. CVS is amazing, aren’t they? They have everything you could want and more. 🙂

  • Sad to day that my kids have never been big exercisers but I hope soon. They are starting to catch the tennis bug.. I am the only one sore from these workouts though. LOL! My kids still get injuries because they are boys and they are wild. Thanks for the tips! I might need them too!

  • Manuka Honey bandage? That’s new.. Looks like a better alternative. 🙂 I think I will stock up on them too, there’s a CVS near us.

  • I’ve noticed that I have been feeling more tired lately, and I suspected that it had something to do with having less daylight now. It’s good to know that at least it hasn’t just been in my head. On the downside, we seem to have entered the lazy portion of the year!

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