The leaves are changing color, and there’s a chill in the air, which can only mean fall has officially arrived.
This time of year means pumpkin pies, cozy sweaters, hayrides, Halloween costumes, and sickness!
Try these 6 health tips this fall to keep healthy all season long.
Bundling up for the cold weather can feel cozy, but fewer layers can keep you healthier. When it’s cold outside, your body naturally produces more red blood cells, making you healthier and stronger. The fewer clothes you wear, the better! Don’t worry about getting cold either; wearing fewer clothes causes your body to generate more heat.
Drink Plenty of Water
Just like in summer, drink plenty of water to keep your body running smoothly and efficiently. Water is essential in keeping your brain and body in good shape. It prevents dehydration and keeps the nutrients and vitamins inside your cells working at their peak.
Practice Good Hygiene
Good hygiene is a habit to practice all year round. Remember to wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom, and before going to sleep at night. Doing so will prevent germs from spreading throughout your home and keep you healthy.
Keep your home clean to fight off illnesses, and a clean house is also an excellent place to live. When cleaning your house, use the right products for your home, and avoid products containing asbestos and products that may emit harmful gases.
Stop Drinking Alcohol
The cold weather makes people want to sit inside and drink a hot toddy by the fire or other alcoholic drink, but alcohol is terrible for your health.
Alcohol dehydrates your body and impairs the way it functions. It also increases your risk of injury, chances of developing cancer, and can cause liver damage. Alcohol may make you feel good for a short time; however, it will make you sick. If you’re having trouble stopping drinking, visit an alcohol rehab this fall.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Your body needs time to recover and restore during the night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, then you’ll never feel rested or recuperate. Go to bed early (between 8:30-10:00 pm) every night, even on the weekends. You can make plans with friends or family during this time, but remember you need adequate amounts of sleep for your body to function correctly.
Join a Gym
Do exercises at your local gym, try sports you never tried before, or go out for a walk with the dogs. You can get all the benefits of being active while having fun. Staying active improves your health and your social skills as well.
Fall comes once a year, so if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, these tips can help you along the way. Eat right, sleep well, and be active to achieve your best physical and mental condition all season long.
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