September is in full swing which means...can you believe it...Fall!! We know this time of year is always crazy busy and jam-packed with school, recommitting to busier schedules, and holiday season prep. It is so easy to get lost in the fog of the chaos and our health and wellness needs can easily fall by the wayside. Here are some tips to keep up your healthy habits during this hectic season change.
- Make sure you get your sleep. Setting a regimented sleep schedule can help you maintain immune function, metabolism and mental wellness.
- Switch from pumpkin spice lattes to the actual pumpkin! Pumpkin is a nutrient-dense fall favorite that can be consumed in MANY forms - pureed, roasted, and even in a pie! It boosts heart health, improves vision and has even been known to prevent certain types of cancer. And don't forget about those seeds! You can still have your pumpkin and eat it too :)
- Still, savor that sunshine. It may not be as hot, but the sun is still shining and you still need that vitamin D. So, get outside!
- Think activities...not exercise. Take those pumpkin and apple picking strolls for instance. As you walk through miles of orchards and fields you are also getting in a great walk/hike. Incorporating activities like this that feel "fallish" is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle without feeling like you're missing a workout in the gym.
The change of season always brings a bit of disruption to our lives but we don't need to let it get in the way of our health and wellness habits. Happy Fall everyone!