Along with beautiful foliage and cooler temperatures, fall can bring colds, flus, sickness, and more stress.These can lead to sleep disruptions, dry skin, melancholy, and even weight gain, among others.
People with a weak immune system get sick more often due to a poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress.This fall, be the one who isn’t walking around blowing their nose, miserable, and coughing their lungs out, with these simple tips to stay healthy & happy, so you can actually enjoy the magic of the season.
Eat Immune Boosting Foods
Stock up on these foods that will help build your immune system, which fights all germs that enter your body on a daily basis. Give them the ammunition it needs to prevent both physical and emotional ailments.
At the same time, reduce/eliminate eating meat. It stays in your body longer and it’s harder to digest and can cause lethargy to weight gain, among others. Make sure you also drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and to wash out germs and toxins.
- Pink grapefruit
Tempting as it may be to hibernate like a bear in the fall, keep exercising and moving as much as possible. Remember to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (that can include brisk walks) at least 5 times a week, and remember you can always exercise/move indoors.
Good ole’ stress is always around and with the parade of holidays coming our way, incorporate consistent stress busters on a daily basis. In addition to eating healthy and exercising, take the time to distress, breathe, meditate, relax, etc.
Go See Your Therapist
Psychotherapy is about self-discovery. Seeing a competent and caring therapist can help you reduce stress, face your issues, and vent your frustrations in a safe and caring environment, so you can be free of emotional obstacles that could be preventing you from being a healthier and happier person.
We need fun as much as food. Make sure to incorporate fun at least once a week. Make sure it’s something you enjoy dong.
Get Plenty of Sleep
You’re more likely to catch a cold when you don’t get enough sleep because your body hasn’t rested enough. So, get a good night’s sleep and take a real nap or two in a given day to recharge and keep going.
Being alone a lot can cause anxiety, loneliness, and depression. So make sure you schedule social events with people on a weekly basis. Don’t wait around for thing to happen, reach out to people, old and new friends, attend classes, events, church, etc.
Create a fall potluck party and have everyone bring healthy veggies, fruits, breads, and desserts, and share these tips together and have a blast!