Transitioning from summer to fall can be challenging. The shorter days and busier workweeks of fall can make it difficult. Here are some fall health tips to get you prepared for the coming winter and maintain your physical and mental well-being.
- Give yourself some time to relax. Fall and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. You can better understand how you feel if you keep a journal or track your moods.
- You should start taking Vitamin D supplements. The sun provides most of our Vitamin D, so our intake falls when it gets colder since we spend most of our time inside. You can boost your mood and immune system with a Vitamin D supplement if you don’t get outside much.
- Consume nutritious foods, hydrate well, and keep your hands clean to boost your immune system.
- Annual checkups and flu shots are a must. Nobody likes coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and aching. Additionally, missing flu shots can put you in greater danger of contracting respiratory diseases such as Covid-19.
- Prepare for Daylight Savings Time. Sleep earlier during the week before the clocks change. Longer periods of darkness equal more sleep!
- Get some plans in place for the winter. Without things to keep us busy, we tend to hibernate in the winter.
- Keep your skin moisturized. Your skin can become dry in colder temperatures. In addition, it is still recommended that you wear sunscreen.
- Sitting around all day can be easy, but it’s important to move throughout the day. Even shoveling snow or raking leaves counts!
- Do some fall-cleaning. Get rid of unnecessary clutter in your closet, organize your back room, and clean out your back porch.
- Keep your body warm and protect yourself from temperature drops by wearing layers. Ensure you have gloves, a scarf, ear muffs, a coat, and warm socks with you.
- Make sure your home is prepared for extreme weather. Is there a shovel or snow blower at your disposal? Do your flashlights have batteries? How is your heating system working?
- Maintain a schedule. We can feel isolated and dragged down by the cold months. Stay on track by scheduling time for the things you love to do in your day.
- If you are travelling or having a road trip to enjoy the fall colors, don’t forget to get a travel consultation.
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