When the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the temperature drops rapidly, our bodies feel it the most. In autumn, it is extremely easy to get a cold, and what follows is a runny nose, cough, sore throat and even much worse symptoms. Fortunately, they can be avoided and pass this time of year with a “healthy leg”. In addition, this is also the ideal time of year to make some changes in life, modify your routine and enjoy the health effects in the long run. How to take care of your health in autumn?
#1. take care of your health check-ups!
Before you start introducing new things into your lifestyle, first of all, set your health check-ups, that is, focus on prevention. Autumn is the perfect time for this! Since 1985, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while November has been the month to promote men’s health care since 1999. This is when International Men’s Cancer Awareness Month, or Movember, falls. So why not take advantage of autumn for prevention? After all, prevention is always better than cure.
Go to your family doctor and ask for a referral for basic tests – it’s a good idea to have them at least once a year. Check morphology, lipidogram, thyroid hormones, among others.
#2. remember a balanced diet
Autumn is the month when we start indulging ourselves more – especially when it comes to food! Evening possessions in front of the TV, moments of sweet laziness when it’s rainy outside… this leads to a diet that begins to be deficient in fruits and vegetables. To take care of your health in autumn, don’t forget to eat in a balanced way. Autumn is the ideal time for pickles, carrots, fresh apples, pumpkin or mushrooms.
You can prepare excellent, wholesome dishes from them, rich in vitamins and minerals. You will avoid weight fluctuations, but also strengthen your immune system for those colder days.
#3 – Physical activity? You can’t forget about it!
Spending the day at home when it’s cold and wet outside… yes it’s a very tempting prospect. But it certainly won’t be good for your health. Also in autumn, remember to be physically active. Although it may be more difficult with walks, as the weather likes to be changeable, try to devote at least 30 minutes a day to movement. Admiring the golden Polish autumn can be tempting.
What about when the air quality does not encourage walking? Autumn is undoubtedly conducive to smog, so it’s better not to run or walk in such conditions. Instead, you can go to the gym, put on a fitness class or something relaxing, such as yoga or Pilates. If you prefer water activity – the pool is great for hardening the body. Something simpler? Choose the stairs instead of the elevator, or put your car in the parking lot a few meters farther away than usual.