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3 Summer Bad Habits to Ditch Before Fall

By Genevieve Cunningham

The summer is quickly winding down. The back-to-school items have hit the shelves, new bags and shoes are calling our names, and people are just beginning to think about things such as cooler nights and football season. With the ending of one season and the beginning of another, it’s a great time to focus on what’s important … such as our health. Before the fall comes blowing in full force, take a look at these three summer bad habits to leave behind for good.

Staying Up Late

Staying up late and sleeping in is the thing to do in the summer. We all do it, whether we’re playing video games, watching TV, or just breaking the norm. But the change of season offers a great time to get back on track. Slowly revert to your typical bedtime, even if you only do it 10 minutes at a time. By the time fall rolls around, you’ll be back on schedule for the demands that lie ahead.

Mindless Eating

Summer seems to be the time of mindless eating. Bored eating. Lay around and do nothing eating. It’s when we eat simply because there’s little else to do. While this practice probably won’t hurt if done in extreme moderation, it might lead to weight gain and poor health if the habit continues all year long. Before the fall winds blow in and the comfort food comes knocking, stop the mindless eating and begin a schedule instead.

Phone Activity

Though we’re not about to stop using our phones completely, limiting activity is a good idea. Chances are good that you spent all day every day on the phone or device of some sort. Since the fall often brings busier schedules and new demands, now is a great time to scale it back. Laying off the phone, even for a few hours a day, might bring benefits such as improved posture, more energy, fewer headaches, and a more active lifestyle in general.

Breaking bad habits can be tough, but the end of summer is a great time to do it. Get rid of these habits just in time for the new season, and put some healthy habits in their place. If you do, you’ll be in for a healthier body and mind for the rest of the year.

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

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