For many, fall is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the season of chilly evenings, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and colorful foliage.
But after a hot summer, you should prepare yourself for colder fall days and the flu season.
If you’re a parent, fall is also when school starts, so you’ll need all the energy you can get. But at the same time, if you don’t maintain good health and boost your immune system, you may easily get sick.
Besides eating healthy foods, take advantage of the crisp air to walk around or get some exercise. Staying hydrated is also essential to keep your body in great condition, along with getting a good night sleep.
Keep reading to discover the best tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy this fall.
6 Simple Ways to Maintain Good Health This Fall
1. Eat Seasonal Foods
The best thing you can do for your family is to feed them seasonal fruits and veggies. Fall is the season of pumpkins, apples, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and cranberries.
These will help your immune system stay alert and ready to fight off viruses. At the same time, you can prepare some delicious homemade apple and pumpkin pies that your family will love.
2. Stay Hydrated
While it’s crucial to stay hydrated in the summer heat, it’s equally important to drink enough water in the fall.
You can get enough fluids through fruit-infused water, soups, and broths, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies or even hot cocoa.
3. Boost Your Immune System
You can’t maintain good health with a weak immune system. So besides eating fall harvest produce, you should also add in some immune-boosting foods and beverages.
For example, adding more garlic, onions, soups, tea, and lots of vitamin C into your diet is a simple way to stay healthy.
Bonus points if you use more fall vegetables (and fruits) to prepare your meals for an extra immunity boost.
4. Take Care of Your Skin
Fall weather can be a little harsh for your skin if you don’t take good care of it. The days become colder, the winds a little stronger and the air can make your skin tight and dull.
To help restore its glow, use moisturizing day creams for your face, and richer body lotions for your body. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week to remove dead skin.
Making some changes in your skin routine will help your skin adjust to the weather conditions and maintain good health.
5. Make Time for Self-Care
Regardless if you’re a parent or not, taking some time off for self-care is not selfish – it’s necessary for optimal physical and mental health.
Cozy up under a blanket, have a cup of hot cocoa and read a book or watch your favorite TV show. Make yourself a bubble bath, listen to relaxing music or do some yoga and meditation.
Whatever your idea of “me” time is, make time for it this fall.
6. Get Some Exercise
Fall is an excellent season for getting some good exercise because the weather is colder and the air feels fresher.
For example, you can take a long walk, go jogging, go apple picking – even raking up the fallen leaves in your backyard counts.
If you’re a parent, you can do tons of fall activities with your kids. You can find so many great indoor and outdoor ideas online or at Proud Mummy.
Fall is the best season to completely reboot your health and metabolism. So make the best use of the good weather, great food, and pumpkin spice lattes.
What’s your go-to way to stay healthy in the fall? Let us know in the comments below!