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Use These 5 Tips to Stay Well This Fall

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's coming. Fall is coming. For those who live in Texas, fall means football, school, and temperatures that no longer reach triple digits. But as the fall keeps rolling in, it also means an influx of illness. Colds, the flu, random viruses that keep us down and out. We all know to expect a little bit of illness at this time of year. But even if you can't avoid all germs, there are some things you can do to keep yourself as healthy as possible. If you'd rather skip the sickness, take a look at these five tips to help you stay well through the season.

Clean Everything

Now is a great time to keep a strict cleaning habit. Clean your house. Clean your car. Clean your hands multiple times per day. Wipe down countertops, doorknobs, and backpack straps. The more you clean yourself and your surroundings, the more germs you get rid of, and the more likely you are to stay well overall.

Watch Your Diet

You are what you eat. If you want to be healthy, you have to eat healthy. Fill your diet with fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Even though you're busy, skip the fast food and processed foods as much as possible. Fuel yourself well and you may be able to fight some of those germs away more quickly.

Exercise

Exercise is so important. Regular movement helps us maintain a good weight, improves muscle density, and helps us avoid major illnesses -- especially things like blood pressure issues and heart problems. Exercise also keeps our energy level up, and it may help strengthen the immune system. Keep an exercise routine through the fall, and you may not fall ill as often.

See Your Doctor

Don't forget that doctors can help you even when you're not sick. They can give you preventative medicine such as the flu shot, and they can also give you advice for living a healthier life. Go ahead and head in for a checkup to see what precautions you can take through the coming season to stay well.

Avoid Germs

You can't avoid them all, but you can do your best! If you've been sick, don't expose your germs to others. If you know someone else has been sick, don't expose yourself to their germs. Stay out of crowded places during the thick of flu season. Wash your hands and cover your mouth as much as you can. No, you can't avoid them all, but yes, you can improve your chances by making these small changes.

No one likes to be sick. Of course, the fall season seems to bring all of the illness to the table. Lots of fun, lots of activity, and lots of sickness! Use these tips to keep yourself well, and enjoy better health and more activity all season long.

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

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