I know summer has just started but it goes so fast. Not to mention the unpredictable British weather! As the seasons start to change and the brisk autumn wind starts to bite, it is a great time to take stock of your health. Building up your immune system to avoid colds is a must.
When the seasons start to change my body decides it’s had enough and yearns for a bit more TLC. So in preparation of the colder months I’m on a mission to be more aware of what signals my body is telling me. I hope these tips help you too.
I know it’s easy to say this and if you have kids it’s even more of a challenge. However, the truth is that our bodies need more sleep in the colder and darker days. I don’t know about you but when my alarm goes off at 6am and its dark outside, all I want to do is turn over and go right back to sleep! I’ve decided to try and catch up on sleep during the weekend. Perhaps you can do that do? I often feel at least one or two days where I can sleep in works for me.
In summer it is very easy to drink water but in winter I find it more difficult. I am going to try and change this and fill up a bottle of water and keep it out of the fridge so it is at room temperate during the winter months, making it easier to drink. Why not try it too?
EAT MORE FRESH FOOD
I absolutely crave carbs in the colder months. With that I often feel more sluggish than normal too. I am going to give my body a break by adding in more vegetables to my meals and even go without meat on a few days, instead making vegetable curries and stews. In fact, you don’t have to wait until the winter months, why not give it a go now?
BE MORE ACTIVE
Physical activity is essential to keep our minds and our bodies healthy. In the colder months I never want to get changed to do exercise, instead wanting to sit in front of the fire with a cuppa! This year when we head in to autumn I am going to keep up the exercise to ensure I continue to keep my body fit and healthy. Let’s see how we go.
GIVE UP SMOKING
While I don’t smoke, some of my friends do and it makes me sad. We all know the dangers of smoking and the impact it has on health as well the issue of passive smoking. I’ve been trying to get my friends to give us smoking with the help of vaping. There is so much to choose from with some even offering smart technology where the vaporiser would refill and recharge itself, have a look here at AYR to see what I mean.
DO THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY
I would love to do more sewing and spend more time with my family. There are other things I’d like to try too so I’m going to do my best to do more things that make me happy. Especially in the colder, darker months. I want my happiness tank to be well filled during a time when I can become a little fed up with the cold and dark!
I’d love to hear what your plans are for staying healthy as we move to autumn?
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