When fall arrives and the temperatures outside drop, our bodies may need some help adjusting and preparing for the cold weather. What can you do to better prepare for fall?
1. Be prepared.
The cooler climate, as well as the sudden change in weather can be a big adjustment for our bodies and can leave us more vulnerable to sickness. With changes in weather comes susceptibility to new viruses and illnesses that you will want to avoid. First and foremost, it’s important to maintain a healthy eating and sleeping schedule. Make sure that you are getting a full night’s sleep and that you are eating foods with the nutrients your body needs. If you have been previously diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or suspect you may suffer from these fall or winter-onset symptoms, make sure to seek proper medical treatment in order to prevent complications.
2. Take Vitamin D!
In the fall weather, it may be difficult to find some sunlight depending on where you live. Supplementing Vitamin D has many benefits, such as boosting your immunity and mood, and most importantly, helping to reduce the risk of sicknesses. In addition, it improves bone strength/health.
3. Add superfood spices to your meals.
Superfood spices such as cinnamon, cayenne and ginger can help increase circulation and warm you up, which is a great added benefit for foods that are already known for their antioxidant power. Additionally, ginger has been known to help with breathing and soothe an upset stomach, whilst cinnamon boasts a well-known superfood profile with anti-inflammatory properties that boost your body's battle against infections.
In addition to getting plenty of rest and consuming the nutrients your body needs, there are always further options if you find yourself really struggling with the upcoming fall season. Vitamin boosters and IV injections are excellent ways to supplement vital nutrients that you may not be consuming otherwise. Make sure you research thoroughly and consult a trusted professional who can best point you in the right direction. So, when you’re enjoying the pumpkin patches or when you’re out trick or treating, remember to listen to how your body is feeling.