Seasonal Transitions Can Be Easy
By Donna Stark
Generally, the transition from summer to fall and then fall to winter can be a challenge for many. The days are busier, the temperatures are colder, and the hours of sunlight we get to enjoy are fewer. These next few months are oftentimes filled with stress and isolation, but what makes it worse this year, is that we have already been feeling stressed and isolated over the past several months already. So, to help ease the transition, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have put together a list of wellness tips. These tips will help get you physically and mentally ready for the months ahead! Take a look.
Get Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin
Spend as much time outdoors as you can and fill up on Vitamin D before it gets too cold. Vitamin D intake from the sun typically decreases during this time of year so take advantage of those beautiful, sunny afternoons. And when it gets too cold to do so, consider taking a Vitamin D supplement.
Boost Your Immunity
This time of year brings with it one of the most disliked seasons of all ... cold and flu season. So, be sure to take the necessary steps that will help boost your immunity. Stay hydrated, consume a diet filled with nutrient-dense foods, and get plenty of sleep at night. Also, don't forget to wash your hands often throughout the day to help reduce the risk of getting sick.
Hibernation is for the bears. Make some plans for the cooler months ahead and stick to them. Keeping in touch with your friends, family, or coworkers is a great way to fight loneliness and keep your spirits up.
Stay active! Sure, those cold temperatures and dreary days give you the perfect excuse to stay indoors, but you certainly aren't doing your body or overall health any good. Try to fit in some morning stretches and at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. It's not as hard as you think and remember, raking those leaves and shoveling snow when the time comes counts!
You know it's going to happen. There will be days or nights when you are forced to stay indoors due to inclement weather outside, so why not get prepared for that now? Buy some new books or board games, keep some puzzles on hand, and make sure you have fresh batteries for your flashlights, just in case the power goes out.
An Easy Transition
Transitions can be hard, but with the tips above, the one you are going through right now could be made a lot easier. There's still a lot of the year to look forward to. Here's wishing you the best!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in La Verne, Calif.