Change is in the air. As the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, take time this autumn to embrace change and revel in the fresh start of a new season. Follow these tips to start the fall in tip-top shape.
1. Get Plenty of Vitamin D
We’re used to cloudy days here in Vancouver, Washington, but even people in the Pacific Northwest tend to get their daily dose of vitamin D from the sun during summer. As the days become shorter and the temps cool, it becomes harder to get enough of this vital nutrient. Tweak your grocery list to include foods rich in vitamin D, like fortified cereals, cheese, eggs and fatty fishes, and consider taking a supplement if needed.
2. Stay Hydrated
Did you know we are more likely to become dehydrated in fall and winter than during the warmer months? That’s because our thirst response tends to drop with the temperatures. Not getting enough water can result in a lack of energy, dizziness and dry skin, so make a plan to drink up this autumn. Download an app to remind you, carry a refillable container with you on-the-go or add in-season fruits and veggies to your drink to add flavor.
3. Embrace Seasonal Superfoods
It’s harvest season! Enjoy the cornucopia of autumn and get a healthy bump in your diet from pumpkin, sweet potatoes, beets, Brussels sprouts and other seasonal favorites.
4. Boost Your Immune System
The start of fall also means flu season isn’t far away. Get your flu shot as soon as possible, and give your immune system a boost by making an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Vancouver WA. Wash your hands frequently and get plenty of rest to keep your immune system working at its best.