5 Tips for a Healthier Fall Season
By Brandi Swieter
Fall months start to bring in a cold front, which can quickly lead to illness if people aren’t careful. With a few tips in mind, individuals can prevent sickness from setting in and be able to remain healthy enough to enjoy all the fall has to offer. With these five tips for a healthier fall season, the pumpkin carving, fall festivals, and hayrides can commence as planned.
Get Enough Rest
Sleep is important at any time of year, particularly when cold season starts to set in. People want to be sure they are well rested so their minds and bodies are best able to fend off the cold or flu. Those who find they haven’t been getting enough rest lately should do their best to head to bed at least a half-hour earlier at night to catch up on some Zzz’s.
Drink Water Regularly
Everyone should drink at least eight cups of water per day, but many people find that number hard to reach. During cold season it is especially important to drink water regularly to keep the body as healthy as possible. Increase the water intake and be sure to always take a bottle of water along when attending any fall events.
Watch the Calorie Intake
Fall isn’t just about going places for Halloween-themed nights out. It also means the new fall season of TV shows that so many people love to watch. Avoid binge-eating while watching by pouring a bowl of something rather than bringing the entire package along to the couch. Avoid the chips and popcorn when possible and try to grab some carrot sticks or sliced apples instead to enjoy while watching.
Get Outdoors Earlier
Many people want to get outdoors during the fall months to enjoy some activity in the nice weather. The problem arises when people head out too late. It gets darker earlier in the day, especially once daylight savings hits in November. It is best to get outdoors earlier to enjoy some fitness activities if they’re going to make it on the schedule.
An Apple a Day
Most people know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” With apple picking a favorite pastime for many in the fall months, it’s an ideal time for individuals to get their apple fix. Avoid eating the candy and caramel apples, though, as they have a lot of extra sugar and calories. Stick with regular apples or pair them with some peanut butter for a truly healthy treat.
Visit The Joint Chiropractic for further tips on staying healthy. The doctors of chiropractic can even give an adjustment to ensure the body is properly aligned without any subluxations felt that the stress and activities of fall tend to bring.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.