Autumn is here! The adjustment to shorter days, colder weather, holidays soon approaching, and busier schedules can be challenging for anyone. We want to make sure you’re handling this transition okay with some ideas on keeping your health and mindset up this new season!
These tips are here to help you stay healthy and well this fall:
Take Some Time to Care For Your Mental Health
With the quick seasonal transition, autumn is a great time to check in on yourself and make sure you’re handling the changes well. Slow down, spend some time relaxing, and enjoy the things you love. Track your mood using a journal to get more in touch with how you’re feeling on a daily basis.
Start Taking a Vitamin D Supplement
Our intake of Vitamin D heavily decreases when autumn rolls around because we are indoors much more. We get most of our vitamin D from the sun, so taking a vitamin D supplement can help keep your levels up.
Get Your Flu Shot and Yearly Check-Up
Flu shots are here to help keep you from getting sick this flu season. Ensure your health is at its best, and you’re ready for the cold months by getting checked by your doctor.
Boost Your Immune System
Help boost your immune system by drinking plenty of water, washing your hands frequently, carrying hand sanitizer with you, and eating nutritious foods. Don’t forget to mask up too!
Moisturize Your Skin
The colder temperatures can be harsh on your skin. Make sure to moisturize frequently, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen still if you will be outside!
Indulge in Some In-Season Food
There are so many delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables that are in-season and waiting for you to eat them! Next time you go to the grocery store, make sure to pick out some apples, pumpkin, squash, beets, broccoli, eggplant, and all the dark leafy greens you can find.
It’s easy to just sit around inside all day when the weather outside is cold, but it’s so important to get up and move around each and every day! Raking leaves and shoveling make for a great and productive workout!
Get your cold-weather clothes ready and start layering up when you go outside. Do you have gloves? Jackets? Boots? Scarves? Hats? If not, make sure to have them ready before winter arrives.
Prepare For Extreme Weather
Hurricanes, snowstorms, and power outages are bound to occur. Make sure you’re prepared before they arrive by checking your heating system, getting your shovels and snowblower out, gathering flashlights and batteries, and discussing emergency plans with your family.
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If you suspect you have an injury or are in pain, give the Orthopaedic Specialty group a call at (203) 337-2600 and let us know how we can help you! Don’t let that pain hold you back from living your life.