Fall is finally here!
As we say goodbye to summer, it's time to get ready for the new season. Five secrets for a healthy Autumn
The change of season non only brings falling leaves and wonderful seasonal colors but also the need to renew ourselves and strengthen our bodies and immune systems, to welcome the first cold weather. Here are our 5 tips to keep you healthy, energetic, and positive.
1. Boost your immune system
Eat healthy foods like seasonal fruit and vegetables; add yogurt to your routine because probiotics boost the immune system. Take some vitamins. First Vitamin D. We get it mainly from the sun, so our intake declines as we spend most of our time inside this season. You will also need Vitamin C, one of the primary immune system boosters. The lack of Vitamin C can make you more disposed to getting sick; instead, foods rich in vitamin C can help with seasonal colds. You can find Vitamin C in fruits like oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, and vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli. Consume more pumpkin! It is not only delicious comfort food for the season; pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, E and also has potassium and fiber. Ginger, garlic, spinach, and almonds are also incredible allies of your health and immunity. Do not forget to hydrate and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Start drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. It is essential to support your immune system.
2. Let's move!
Spend more time outside and try to get in some movement throughout the day. Enjoying time outdoors has terrific benefits for your health, and it boosts your immune system. Being outside also improves our mental health. Try to walk for 30 minutes a day. This is an effective way to improve your overall health.
3. Eat seasonal food
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy healthy vegetables. Consuming in-season veggies is essential. You are spoilt for choice because there are plenty of tasty autumn vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens, beets, eggplant, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, pumpkin, squash. This could be the perfect season to try something new at your local farmers' market or from your favorite grocery store.
Your bedtime routine is essential. To feel good, it's critical to get enough and good sleep. Try to sleep at least seven hours. The hours you sleep are vital to keeping you healthy: seven to eight hours of sleep gives our body the time to rest and heal. An effective bedtime routine lowers your risk of health problems. To rest well, it is necessary to avoid eating in the three (or better 4) hours before bedtime. Try to anticipate your dinner, the quality of your sleep will improve.
- Donatella Mulvoni