🍁🍂 Healthy Fall Tips 🍂🍁

The transition to the shorter and busier days of fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, below include some #Autumn #Wellness #Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!) health in check.

1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. Boost your mood and immune system!

2) Take some time to yourself.

3) Get your flu shot and yearly check-up.

4) Boost your immune system. Drink plenty of water, wash your hands often, and eat nutritious foods.

5) Moisturize your skin.

6) Buy in-season food. Beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices.

7) Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts!

8.) Wear layers and protect your body from the dropping temperature.

9) Do some “spring cleaning” in the fall. Clean out your closet, organize that back room, and rid yourself of things you don’t need.

10) Prepare your home for possible extreme weather conditions. – Do you have a shovel and/or snow blower? Do your flashlights have batteries? Is your heat working okay?

11) Get some books to read and shows to watch. Who doesn’t want to sit by the fire on chilly winter nights and read a good book or binge-watch some Netflix? (Practice #moderation )

12) Keep a schedule. The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.

13) Be kind to yourself. The holidays can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and the flu season can cause sickness. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don’t beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones.

—->> Which of these tips resonate with you? Which will you implement?

(Tips by Alyse Ruriani)

-from Fitness with Carrie