It’s officially Fall!
And it won’t be long before the temperature becomes cooler and the days shorter.
The morning air will start to feel a lot cooler and before you know it, it’s the holiday season!
And with the change also comes the time for the annual onslaught of winter bugs and the odd spell of feeling under the weather as our bodies adapt.
But it doesn’t have to be that way – not entirely at least.
While you can’t completely avoid catching bugs and colds, you can give yourself and your immune system a helping hand to make sure you feel healthy, and great, this season.
And no, that doesn’t mean drinking all of those ‘vitamin-boost’ drinks, and fizzy tablets to make sure you’re set up.
With that, here’s 5 tips to help you keep healthy during Fall and feeling well:
1) Boost Your Immune System
This one can tie in with both fall and winter, but that’s because it’s an important one.
You need to boost your immune system to help prevent those annoying colds and sniffles that always happen as the weather changes.
Drink plenty of water, wash your hands often to prevent sickness and eat nutritious foods that are proven to help your immune system such as; broccoli, garlic, almonds, kiwi and poultry.
You can also drink green tea as a way to warm up on those colder mornings and fill your shopping trolley with in season fruits and vegetables.
2) Get Your Flu Shot
The flu can knock days out of your work week, so it’s advised to get one booked.
It’s the time of year for flu and illnesses, so be sure to stop colds and flu from spreading by washing your hands regularly, steering clear of those who are sick and to stay home if you become sick.
3) Buy In-Season Foods
There’s so many great choices, but here’s just a few; apples, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, leek, onion, parsnip, pumpkin…
I could go on but these are just some of the choices you have for in-season foods.
Think delicious slow-cooked dinners, hearty soups and roasted vegetables.
It’s probably one of my favorite times of year when it comes to food.
4) Stay Active!
This is my favorite one.
It can be really easy to sit around during the day when it starts to get colder, but it’s important to get in some daily movement.
Getting outside and going for a walk is a great one – it can help get rid of your stress, lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s, tones you up, keeps you moving no matter what age you are and burns calories!
What’s not to love about going walking during the autumn months with all of the scenery we have at our doorstep?
And with a hot coffee in hand – it’s perfect.
5) Make Plans For The Cold Months
A lot of us will just ‘hibernate’ if we don’t have things to do during the day as it starts to get colder…
The best way to help with this is to make plans.
It’s so simple!
You can even use the time to kill two birds with one stone and make plans to go for a walk with friends…
That way you’re keeping active and you’ve made sure that you don’t spend the day hibernating on the sofa.
Don’t get me wrong, it can be a good thing to do occasionally when you need to relax – but it’s important to make sure you do things so all of those good habits you created during the warmer months don’t get left behind.
How will you be keeping active, healthy and feeling fit this Fall?