Fall is here! We all know that time of year when there is pumpkin spice everything, the days get cozier, and the sweet treats become more prominent. For many, it is their favorite season and time of year, and for good reason too! It brings time to see family at Thanksgiving, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and so much more!
With this great time of year, it can bring some undesirable things like the flu or allergies, and it is a great time to take take some extra steps to ensure you stay healthy so you can enjoy the season! Try out these tips to have a great fall!
Drink Plenty of Water
We all know that we need to be drinking enough water year round, and enough to keep our body healthy. I know for me, I tend to drink the most water in the summer when the temperatures are hot and the sun is shining it's hardest. Now that it isn’t as hot out I don’t feel like I need as much water, even though I do.
There are different ideas as to how much water is a healthy amount, but if you need to start small and work your way up then try doing that! A good amount to go by is to drink half your weight in ounces if possible. The great thing is, when you are drinking lots of water you feel better, and it helps flush the body out and make sure everything is functioning properly.
If drinking enough water is something you struggle with, try getting a reusable water bottle and marking your water goals at certain part of the day. The goals at the different times of day can really help you stay on track. Also, try tracking your water intake to see results and track progress!
With the flu season setting in, our body needs all of the help it can get in fighting off viruses and other ailments. To help our bodies, it is important that we are giving it the fuel it needs. With the coziness of the season, it is very easy to start eating more unhealthy foods, sweets especially, which is not bad in moderation!
Start by eating lots of whole foods with great vitamins and minerals, and help build your immune system. Try to center your diet around fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. There are many recipes that you can make that are just as comforting as the foods we love, but are also packed full of nutrients!
The great thing about the fall is that it's perfect for soups, so try out some healthy soups or other recipes and fuel your body while doing it!
I don't know about you, but some summer days are hard to be out in the sun for too long! Whether that be because of the high temperatures or my fair skin burning easily, it can make it easier to go inside to that nice air conditioning.
Now that the temperatures are going down, it’s easier to get out and do things without the risk of overheating. You can still break a sweat with the lower temperatures, and it's easier to stay cool! A win-win if you ask me!
With the temperatures dropping, it is so easy to just to go into hibernation mode, but don’t do it! Get outside and take a walk, jog, whatever gets you staying active!
Check Into Your Mental Health
Now that the summer has died down, you most likely will be spending more time indoors. It is the perfect time to check in with how you are really doing. Once you understand how you are doing mentally, you can make a plan on how to better take care of yourself. Knowing what you need can help all areas of your life, and help you get the best out of the season!
There are many different self care activities you can do, especially cozy ones for the fall! If you feel yourself starting to get stressed, try some of these!
- Take some time to journal
- Make yourself a nice cup of tea
- Read a book under a cozy blanket
- Go to a farmers market
- Rest and allow yourself a break
- Take a nature walk
- Enjoy warm socks and sweaters
- Write letters to those you love
If you have more self care ideas, let us know in the comments! We hope your fall season is wonderful, and you can stay happy and healthy! :)