As you look outside your window, you may notice the leaves on the trees have started getting stripped of their summer green color and are turning into a reddish-brown color signaling fall. Just one of the many changes brought on by the fall season, yet a favorite! To help ease the changes, here are 5 Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months ahead and keep your health in check.
1 Boost Your Immune System In the fall/winter season getting sick is inevitable due to the cold weather, but taking the necessary precautions can help reduce your likelihood. Make sure to wash your hands, drink plenty of water, take Vitamin D supplements, and eat nutritious foods.
2 Find Your Balance Everyone loves this time of the year because it means the holiday season is upon us, which means lots of delicious food and autumn activities to partake in! Make sure to balance out your autumn lifestyle with food and outdoor activities that will keep you up and running; don’t let the weather get to you. Remember, raking leaves and shoveling snow counts!
3 Keep A Schedule In the winter we tend to hibernate, with the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, who wouldn’t want to spend their day all cozied up next to a fire? Try to maintain a schedule or make plans once in a while to keep yourself busy and active. Plus, you get to enjoy what this season is all about with those around you!
4 In-Season Food Maintaining a nutritious diet starts by buying food that in-season! There are many options to choose from: beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots, and sautéed dark leafy greens.
5 Daylight Savings Time Get yourself ready for daylight savings time by going to bed earlier whenever you get the chance, especially a week before the clock changes. More Darkness Time = More Sleep!!