The transition to the shorter and busier days of Autumn can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we’ve put together some Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!) health in check.
Consider adding a Vitamin D supplement to your Autumn regime. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system!
Take some time to yourself. Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.
Moisturize your skin. Harsh temperatures can make your skin dry. Also, you still should be wearing sunscreen.
Buy in-season food. Beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices.
Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts!
Keep a schedule. The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.