Fall is here, and it signifies a lot of changes. Maybe it’s the cold weather, short days with less sun or just the stress of planning for the upcoming holidays. Whatever it is, many people are stressed and feel a little bit or a lot under the weather. If you are feeling that way, here are some great tips to keep you happy and healthy this Fall.
The days are shorter, and your sun exposure is limited. It means you are not getting enough vitamin D. Most people only know that vitamin D is excellent for healthy bones but are unaware that it can boost our immune system and mood.
If you don't get enough vitamin D, you may feel depressed and even get sick easily. Therefore, you should visit your local health store and get some vitamin D supplements. Take them daily to give your body all the vitamin D it needs.
As seasons change and the days get colder, it's normal to feel like cozying up in warm blankets and not going anywhere - unless you have to! However, that is a sure way to depress you and give you some unnecessary extra pounds.
Your body and mind work better when you incorporate a lot of movement in your life. It pumps adrenaline into your system and also keeps you in shape. It's also a great way to get warm. So as often as possible go for a long walk, exercise, volunteer to help others in need, do some household chores, spend time outdoors with family and friends, etc. this Fall.
When the weather is cold, we often turn to comfort food for sustenance and just to make us feel good. And of course, more occasions means more food. For example, we eat a lot of candy at Halloween. So to stay healthy, please watch what you eat.
As much as possible, aim to eat healthy foods and don't forget to stay hydrated. Take lots of warming vegetable dishes and soups such as bone broth. Drink herbal teas such as ginger tea. Also, eat some fruit and take multivitamins. Of course, you can spoil yourself with treats once in a while, but try to stick to a healthy diet for your own good.
If you are feeling especially anxious about the holidays coming up, try meditation. It's a great way to center yourself and keep you in a peaceful mood.
If you are religious, you can set apart some time each day for devotional exercises such as praying. Yoga is also an excellent way of calming the mind. Just do what works for you to maintain a healthy mental balance.
It's also a good idea to visit the doctor and check your personal health in Fall. You can use your health insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year to get your annual check-up.
If there are any problems, you will be able to get ahead of them before winter gets here when it really gets cold. Why don't you book a doctor’s appointment today?
With the kids getting back to school and your busy work schedule, it may be hard to connect as a family. To avoid alienating each other, deliberately work on family time.
You could start by having dinner with each other at the end of every day. It's also a great idea to go for family hikes on the weekends. That way you can get some great activity at the same time making memories.
Instead of focusing on how the upcoming holidays are going to be stressful, why don't you plan ahead? Write down a to-do list and see if there is anything you can start on early. For example, designing the themes for Halloween, making costumes, etc. It will keep you busy and reduce the things you have to do when the holidays actually get here.
These are eight things you can do to stay happy and healthy this Fall. Do you have anything special you do to stay positive during the Fall? Please share it with us. Although the cold and dark days can be depressing, Fall also has its charm. Try and enjoy the season and do practice these tips to stay in a great mood.
Happy Fall season!