Autumn Wellness Tips
As the season slowly merges to cooler weather so we must begin to make changes in our nutrition, clothing, sleep habits, and exercise regimes.
Nutrition- begin to add warming foods to your meals, such as:
roasted root vegetables
steamed vegetables and fruits
hearty soups and stews
lentil and bean dishes
Clothing - it is time to begin to add layers to keep our body heat inside. Warm head and feet = a warm body. A light scarf around our neck to keep away the cool drafts guards our immune system. And, shoes are now appropriate to keep us warm.
Sleep - as the day light hours shorten, we tend to spend more time inside and retire earlier in the evening. Enjoy a bedtime routine that includes, gentle stretches, warm baths, candlelight and a quiet time of meditation and prayer.
Exercise - after our busy summers, a routine can be welcome. Begin, your exercise practice and do your best to be consistent.
Mentally/Spiritually - we begin to look within and be introspective and feel the desire to assess and evaluate our priorities and goals. A sentiment, that I appreciated and learned in Nova Scotia, is the view that the fall season is a second New Year for us to have a renewed beginning.
Enjoy and make the remaining months of the year count - focus on your wellness, prioritize your daily activities and re-align life goals.
Blessings and stay healthy!