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6 Health and Wellness Tips for the Fall

By Brandi Swieter 

Maintaining wellness in the fall can be a tricky feat. School-aged children are in close proximity with others, creating a large possibility of getting sick and spreading that illness to the family. The changing weather causes colds to develop. The fall season typically sees a lot of illness. With these six tips, anyone hoping to experience better health and wellness than usual in the fall has a better chance of doing so.

Wash Your Hands Regularly

No matter if you’ll be around others or not, it is imperative that people wash their hands regularly. There are far too many germs people come in contact with on a regular basis. A quick wash of the hands can eliminate these germs and keep a person from getting sick as well as spreading illness.

Start Winterizing Your Home

Winter may not be here yet, but fall is the time to start preparing the home for the cold months. Fall itself brings much colder weather than what has been seen as of late. People need to make sure they’re prepared for when the cold air hits. Winterizing the home includes cleaning the gutters, repairing any roof leaks, making sure insulation and weather stripping is in place, and inspections are performed on chimneys, fireplaces, and other heating elements that are about to be used often.

Get Waterproof Boots

Many people get sick simply because of their footwear. They may be fully bundled up and warm, yet have shoes on that are not waterproof. Tennis shoes no longer suffice on rainy days. They allow the cold air and water to get inside easily. A pair of waterproof boots are necessary for rainy weather in the fall, and especially once the snow hits afterward.

Keep Sick Kids Home

Too many parents allow their children to go to school when sick. Sickness is spread among children very easily, making the practice dangerous. It’s important to keep sick kids at home and give them the time they need to rest.

Cook Food to Proper Temperatures

The fall season is when a lot of families start cooking. People make pies to share, cook pumpkin seeds, and start preparing recipes for Thanksgiving. Food can get people sick if it isn’t prepared correctly. When it comes to meat, in particular, cooks need to be sure the food reaches the right temperature so it’s safe to eat.

See a Chiropractor

A chiropractor can help to remove joint restrictions, ease symptoms of illness, and put the body in proper alignment so it is best able to tackle any upcoming tasks. One visit can be great for help. Multiple visits throughout the fall season are even better, ensuring people are remaining as healthy and pain-free as possible during the season and thereafter.

Everyone should do their best to maintain wellness and keep up on their health throughout the fall and the rest of the year. Doing so will give people more time to enjoy all they want to see and do and spend time with family. With a few tips for fall, everyone has a better chance of keeping fall sickness at bay this time around.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arnold, Mo.

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