The transition to the shorter and busier days of Fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we’ve put together some Fall Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical) health in check.
Boost your immune system! As the weather gets colder, it’s important to strengthen your immune system. Consider taking vitamin supplements like Vitamin C and Zinc, which can support your immune system. Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the Fall/Winter seasons.
Stay active! Don’t let the colder temperatures discourage you from staying active. It’s important to get in some movement throughout the day, to boost your mood and maintain a healthy weight. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts, but you can try indoor activities like yoga, Pilates, or home workouts.
Get yourself ready for Daylight Savings Time! Prioritize quality sleep to support your overall health and well-being. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night by establishing a consistent sleep routine and creating a comfortable sleep environment.
Practice good hygiene! Frequent handwashing and practicing good hygiene habits remain crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or touching your face. Moisturize your skin as harsh temperatures can make your skin dry.
Stay hydrated! Even though the weather is cooler, it’s still important to stay hydrated. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, to support your body’s functions and maintain good health.
Manage stress! Fall can be a busy and stressful time for many people. Stress can cause tension and tightness in your muscles, leading to discomfort and spinal misalignment. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or engaging in activities you enjoy. Regular chiropractic adjustments can also help relieve stress and tension.
Eat seasonal and nutritious foods! Take advantage of the seasonal produce available during Fall. Pumpkins, squash, apples, pears, beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale are all great choices. These foods are packed with nutrients and can be incorporated into healthy and delicious recipes.
Be kind to yourself! The holidays can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and the season change can throw your body out of balance. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don’t beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones.
Get your spine checked regularly! Regular chiropractic adjustments can help maintain spinal alignment and improve overall health. Chiropractors can identify and correct any spinal misalignments that may be causing pain or discomfort. Consider scheduling regular chiropractic visits to ensure your spine is properly aligned.
Remember, staying healthy encompasses physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Prioritize self-care and make healthy choices to support overall wellness this Fall. Whether it’s been some time since your previous visit, or you’re new to chiropractic care, we are here to support you! Visit www.purewellchiro.com or give us a call at 866.MyPureWell to speak with our patient coordinators who will assist with scheduling your visit.