Health & Well-Being Tips for Autumn
Autumn has arrived, and the trees are going to demonstrate why letting go is perfectly OK! Shorter days and colder temperatures accompany the shift in seasons. We don’t need to hibernate just yet, thankfully! Autumn is a great time to establish new self-care goals, start a new health regimen, or refresh what you’ve been doing. Before you know it, the Christmas holidays will be here, and prioritising self-care now can help you remain on track throughout the busy winter months ahead.
During any shift, it’s critical to cultivate a sense of balance. Do you ever notice how many people become sick in the fall and winter? It’s usually because we’re exhausted, living outside of season, and in desperate need of rest.
Recognising that we are a part of nature’s cycle, with a time to put our energy forth (Spring and Summer) and pull our energy inside (Autumn and Winter), lays the groundwork for long-term wellness practice. And, even slight changes to our daily routines can help us feel better on a variety of levels.
It may be challenging to motivate ourselves once the summer enthusiasm has faded. This means that the more you can plan ahead of time, the more likely you will be able to stay on track over the next cold and dark months.
Get as much rest as you can
Sleep is necessary for our happiness and wellbeing. Furthermore, lack of quality sleep, according to studies, weakens the immune system over time, making us more prone to colds and viruses that abound throughout the cooler months.
Keep it simple
Secondly, don’t overextend yourself by establishing unrealistic expectations for yourself. When we’re goal-setting for health, it’s critical to think about our responsibilities and how our current schedule appears. Setting attainable objectives and building from there is more valuable in the long term.
Check vitamin D levels
Lastly, the sun provides most of our vitamin D. Because we spend more time indoors during the cooler months in Autumn, our consumption naturally declines. Vitamin D boosts fertility, strengthens bones, and boosts the immune system. We see many individuals in the clinic with muscle aches and pains, and low vitamin D levels are frequently the culprit. Make an appointment with your doctor to get your vitamin D levels checked so you can figure out how much you need to supplement. This is a typical exam with a short turnaround time.
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