Wellness Tips for Fall as the Seasons Change
Fall can be a challenging adjustment on your health and wellness after the long, warm days of Summer sunshine. With shorter hours of daylight and cooler weather, Fall can take a toll on your physical and mental health.
However, by following a few of these wellness tips you can keep your health in check and enjoy the change in season.
Enjoy Time Outside
This is the time of year where our daylight hours seem to fly by. Make sure you are getting enough vitamin D via sunshine by taking a quick walk at lunch and spending your weekends outside. Planning a day trip or weekend getaway to go hiking or exploring with friends and family is a great way to enjoy autumn and all that it has to offer.
Avoid the “Office Germs”
Is everyone around you sick? Avoid catching the sickness that seems to be going around by making sure you:
- Get enough sleep. As the time changes and daylight become shorter, try and get your body on a regular sleep cycle that provides you 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
- Drink plenty of fluids like water, hot herbal teas, natural juices and smoothies.
- Don’t over commit yourself and your family. Use this time before the holidays to slow down and spend quality time with loved ones. Instead of a night out, opt for a night in. Invite friends and family over for a potluck or game night!
Shop the Farmers Market for In-Season Veggies
Keep your health up by eating seasonal veggies like beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, kale and squash. Pumpkin is another seasonal superfood that packs a punch!
Autumn is an ideal season to spend some time in the kitchen preparing your favorite nourishing foods. Hot foods such as soups and casseroles are easy to prepare and are seasonal comfort foods. Enjoy our favorite hot dishes with ideas from our Pinterest board!