November 16: HEALTHY HABITS FOR A SEASON OF WELLNESS

Autumn is here, and with it comes beauty and change. Leaves turn from summer greens to a colorful palette of reds, oranges, and yellows. Warm breezes are replaced by cool, crisp air. Days become shorter. The list goes on.

 

As you make your seasonal adjustments, here are a few helpful tips to ensure your health and wellness are covered for the colder months ahead.

 

Control the temperature. While you may not be able to control fluctuations in the weather outside, you can adjust your automatic thermostats inside for consistency and comfort.

 

Get out the sweaters and jackets. Dressing in layers will provide you with the warmth you need, when you need it, or the ability to shed a little when you don’t.

 

Lace up the footwear. With falling leaves or wet and frosty conditions, it’s always better to have non-skid boots or shoes with plenty of traction to help prevent falls.

 

Wash-up and water down. Sickness is always on the rise as the year comes to a close. Be sure to wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of illness. Staying hydrated will also benefit the immune system during cold and flu season.

 

Enjoy the harvest. Many delicious foods are abundant this time of year, such as beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cranberries, kale, and more. All are great for your heart, health, and immune system.

 

 

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