6 Tips to Support Your Health as the Seasons Change
It’s officially Autumn, marking the start of the cooler months as the length of the day begins to reduce and we go into the hibernation period. With this cyclical shift, we can expect changes both seasonally and personally due to our bodily needs. We may crave more nourishing seasonal foods and supplements that support our health throughout the transitional period.
With these shifts, the body needs assistance in order to boost your immune system in preparation of fighting things such as the common cold but more importantly to keep your mind uplifted and balanced . The following tips will help you adjust ready for the months ahead:
As the nights draw in, people’s moods are often affected. This is because Vitamin D has a half-life of around 3-6 weeks, so by the time we get to Winter our stores are pretty much depleted. This is where supplements such as Vitamin D come in to support your immune system and combat low energy levels and tiredness.
Fuel your body in the right way. This means eating more nutrient rich foods and ensuring that you’re adequately hydrated. Nourishing, warming, seasonal foods will aid your digestion and build energy resources for the Winter months.
Take time to slow down. Although it’s a busy period, make time for yourself and allow your body to adjust to the change in daylight hours. We rely on light to regulate our sleep cycles, so the seasonal changes often affect this. Waking later, sleeping earlier, or taking time to rest in the day will help your body adapt.
It’s time to look at what you’ve achieved over the past few months and set your intentions for the months ahead. This can help you become aligned with what is important and inspires you the most.
Those after work drinks or catching up with friends at the weekend may become more of a chore than before. Stick with it, plans and routine give us purpose and it’s more important than ever to stay connected over the Winter months when socialising becomes more sporadic. A simple text or phone call can make all the difference to your mood, so don’t forget to connect!
Getting out in nature will give you time to relax, reflect and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Fresh air also improves oxygen levels in the body which helps white blood cells work more effectively and regulate mood. Emotional state can impact impact your health, so getting outside in nature will boost your mood, strengthen your immune system and allow your body to combat infections and sickness.
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