Here’s How to Stay Healthy This Fall

fallThe leaves are changing and there’s a quality about the air, letting you know that a big change is on the way. The seasons aren’t the only thing changing, because your mindset should be too. It’s time to transition your routines to the new season in order to stay fit and healthy!

Skin Care

The cooler temperatures can be hard on skin. Now, more than ever, is the time when you need to keep your skin moisturized, and it’s not just about the face either. You may notice that the skin on your arms and legs is becoming dry too, which can easily be fixed by slathering on some moisturizer! Keep in mind, too, that while long hot showers are relaxing they can really dry out your skin. Because of this, you should try to limit your showers to 10 minutes or less – and it’s good for water conservation too! You need to keep in mind that if you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis that you will need to switch your skin care routine between the seasons.

Apples, Apples Everywhere!

Apples are great for you because they are loaded with antioxidants, and when they are in season they are even better! Apples also have a lot of fiber (if you eat the peel!) and phytonutrients, which can help to regulate your blood sugar. There are plenty of healthy recipes you can use apples in this time of year, so go to an orchard and pick a peck.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Fall boasts some of the best weather all year, so take advantage of it by going outside! No matter what your exercise routine is, try taking it out of doors while you can before the frigid weather sets in. Also, soaking up some sun will give you a vitamin D boost, which can help to regulate your mood.

Hit the Hay Earlier

The days are getting shorter, so use that as a guide to help you get some more sleep! Remember that you should be getting 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep a night to help you stay healthy and keep that immune system chugging along.

Pumpkins!

It’s squash season, and that’s one of the best nutritional times a year! Pumpkins and other squash are loaded up with nutrients, and their seeds when toasted are delicious and excellent for you. There’s no reason not to enjoy the fruits of this season that will keep you healthy too!

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