7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself this Fall

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Can you smell it? Fall is in the air. The leaves are turning and a new season is definitely here.

There’s nothing like a seasonal transition to make changes in your life. I’d love to share a handful of things you can think about on your wellness journey!

Will you share what ones resonate the most? Just comment below!

1. Steer Clear of the Common Cold

Stay hydrated and get your regular chiropractic adjustment to keep your immune system healthy this fall. Consider adding more Vitamin C and Vitamin D into your daily health regimen and enjoy pumpkins, a healthy fruit (yes, it is considered a fruit!). When you think about your chiropractic care journey remember your immune system is controlled and coordinated by the nervous system. It cannot operate at peak efficiency if not properly aligned.

2. Get Outside

With transitions to colder weather, it can be so easy to start bundling up and turning on the heat, but enjoy these cooler temps before it gets to the single digits. Moving your body and getting some sunlight (Vitamin D) is a great way to keep your energy levels up and your mind healthy! Recent studies show the importance of Vitamin D in mental state, immune function, cancer/Alzheimer’s prevention, and yes, healthy bones.

3. Avoid The Halloween Candy (or at least some of them)

I know… the candy corn is calling your name! It’s easy to fill bowls around the house and munch on sweets all night long. Keep your mind and body fueled on higher nutrient options and enjoy a sweet treat once a week! Halloween is the beginning of the holiday eating season during which most Americans pack on the additional pounds that requires a “New Year’s Resolution” diet and exercise program.

4. Buy Food that’s in Season

From potatoes to carrots to squash, think of the delicious stews and soups you can make this season. Check out your local farmers market to get high quality produce and consider using more of the in-season options!

5. Add a Couple Healthy Dishes to Thanksgiving Meals

Whether your family and friends are getting together or you’re eating solo this year, add a couple healthier options, like a vibrant, colorful side salad or a sweet potato dish. Remember portion control!  Americans are notorious overeaters so don’t make that most common of mistakes!  What’s going to be on your plate this Thanksgiving?

6. Add Prayer/Meditation to Your Life

Our world is so fast-paced that many of us neglect time for ourselves. Prayer and meditation is a great way to ease into your morning or end a long day. There is so much mental clarity it brings, among many other benefits like organizing and planning your day.  Not sure where to start? Here’s a great resource.

7. Commit to Getting Rest

The sun is not out as long, so take advantage of some extra Zzzz’s this fall. Getting good sleep can be a discipline. Many patients I work with find success by going to bed 15 minutes earlier and turning off the TV before it sucks them in for hours!  Many patients come into the clinic with neck issues from falling asleep watching TV! Studies show the hours before midnight are the most important in terms of getting the restorative rest necessary for the immune system and brain to be top notch.

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