As the summer season comes to an end, preparation for the autumn is underway in many households around the world. Best Doctor’s is constantly promoting personal well-being and incentivising members to understand more about their health and how to ensure they keep it in check. As the cold weather approaches, our team has gathered some of the top tips to ensure we keep our health in good standing and enjoy the autumn season to the fullest.
Eat what autumn gives you
In today’s day and age many produce is available all year round. However, you can trust that to get that tropical fruit in order to your kitchen in mid-October, either chemicals have been involved in the production process, or pre-freezing to help withstand a long journeys from abroad has occurred.
Embrace the natural cycle of food production in your local area and enjoy the variety of food our changes of seasons provide. Boost your vitamin and mineral intake by enjoying cranberries, figs, pears, sweet potatoes, winter squash and of course – pumpkins!
Keep your immune system strong and alert
Sudden drops and peaks in temperature as the season’s transition from summer to autumn can put even the strongest immune systems to the test. Before heading to the pharmacy we suggest turning to the wonderful gifts Mother Nature provides as the seasons change. Mindbodygreen.com highlights some of the most sault after natural immune system boosters:
- Abundant water
- Ingest loads of “living” raw foods
- Vitamins B, C, D, E3 Live
Move your body
Some might not be inspired to do exercise as bikini season comes to a close but it is important to get back to basics and our routine. In the warmer weather we are inclined to spend more time outdoors, hiking, walking on the beach, enjoying a late night summer stroll round the city. We highly recommend not succumbing to the classic mistake of slipping into a sedentary lifestyle. Practice more indoor activities such as yoga, collective classes in the gym or indoor swimming. Keeping in shape will raise your endorphins and keep your immune system strong.
While it isn’t always common practice to get your flu shot every year, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends that we do as it helps cut catching cold by 60%. The flu jab is even more important this time of year if a person has any autoimmune disease, diabetes, is a current or former smoker, or is elderly.
As the fresher weather creeps in, spend some time resting and taking care of yourself. The autumn is an excellent time to catch-up on rest, spend more time enjoying your home and set out some personal goals for the rest of the year.
The Best Doctors team invites you to enjoy the arrival of autumn and to put your health and well-being at the top of your priorities list. Bundle up, enjoy spending time with yourself, set and achieve a new goal, work-out and enjoy seasonal, nutritional foods!