10/16/2012 10:15 am ET Updated Dec 16, 2012

12 Expert Tips for Fall Fitness

From the brilliant colors of the leaves to the crisp, cool air and the looming holidays, Autumn is always a very special time of year. But as the temperature drops and we begin to bundle up, we sometimes ease up on our fitness routines and become a little more sedentary. After all, it's nice to cozy up when it's cold outside.

And then come the holidays and all that food that we love so much! It seems almost inevitable that we'll pack on the pounds leading up to the New Year, and then we resolve to take them all back off again on January 1st. Wouldn't it be great if a little planning and foresight could help us avoid those extra pounds holiday issues this season? I think that's entirely possible.

So, do you want to know how to lose ten pounds in a hurry? How about the best way to combat seasonal affective disorder? Would you like to know a great new way to strengthen your abs or a recipe for mashed potatoes that cuts the calories dramatically? Of course, you would!

That's why we've put together a fun slideshow detailing some great tips we've gotten from our celebrity guests that you can put into effect right now to make this season a success. Take a look and see if there isn't a tip or two in there that might help you look your best this fall.

12 Expert Tips for Fall Fitness