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4 Ways to Remain Healthy in the Fall

By Brandi Swieter

Once the fall season hits, many people start to see sickness all around them. Whether at work or at school, the more people in proximity to each other, the more chances of individuals falling ill. With a few helpful of tips, employees and students alike can find ways to stay healthier this fall -- at least four ways come to mind.

Wash Hands Often

The best thing a person can do is wash their hands, and then wash their hands some more. People should be washing often if they want to keep germ-free during their time around others. Before and after eating or touching anything, it is best to wash hands. If another person comes in close proximity, wash them then, too.

Wear a Jacket Outdoors

Too many think that just because the weather still seems nice, they can continue to wear T-shirts outdoors. It may feel like summer at times, but the rain and wind often prove otherwise. Fall is the time to start wearing jackets more often, or at least putting on a sweatshirt when staying out for more than a couple hours or into the evening time.

Get Enough Sleep

People often fill their time with things to do in the fall, such as pumpkin carving, haunted mazes, and fall festivals. They may leave little time in their schedules for sleep. Getting enough rest is another important part of staying healthy. It’s fine to plan events, but be sure to plan on sleeping during those events to keep the mind and body well rested.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Most people are told to eat their fruits and veggies, but often fail to do so. This is especially true during holiday seasons such as Halloween and Thanksgiving when unhealthy eating habits start to take over for many. While it’s fine to indulge once in awhile, it’s still best to stick to a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, and of course water. Those who have a hard time getting their healthy choices in can try to start incorporating them into their meals a little at a time. Let yourself eat a Halloween cookie but only if it’s preceded by a salad at lunchtime.

Those who want to keep both their minds and bodies healthy can see a chiropractor. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to get an adjustment and see about alternative methods for staying healthy during the fall season. The clinic remains open late and on weekends so anyone can come in as needed.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Santee, Calif.

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