Our body has already started to feel the effects of autumn, which implies the following: changes in our mood may make us sadder, disturbed sleep, changing biorhythms. It stands to reason that a summer of physical activity along with an abundance of free time may take its toll when you go back to work, home, and return to your normal responsibilities.
One of the typical signs of the autumn season is the drastic change that the weather experiences, which causes a direct effect on our body and its functioning. When temperatures go down and daylight hours are reduced we may begin to suffer a variety of symptoms known as autumn fatigue – general depression, feeling of exhaustion that occurs with a certain amount of frequency, trouble concentrating.
Behind this symptomology that may, a priori, appear to be mild, a biological disorder is found which affects thousands of people. This change may be experienced for several days or even weeks, until our body manages to regulate itself.
Healthy lifestyle habits – the best weapon against asthenia
As we have mentioned on other occasions, health care begins at home. Therefore, the best treatment we can start so that we can fight off the symptoms of autumn fatigue is to get back to healthy habits that we gave up in the summer.
The following are some basic tips to get you started:
– Take care of our sleep by getting at least 8 hours a day
– Return to mild physical activity, which will help us to relax
– Reduce the consumption of stimulants that may excite us more than the recommendable
– A balanced and varied diet which helps us to correct any possible nutritional deficiencies. In order to achieve this, we need to increase the intake of fibre, vitamins and proteins that stimulate our body as well as promote the normalisation of our mood.
Good nutrition is the key
Taking an in-depth look at the field of nutrition, we have a detailed description below of a list of fruits and vegetables, commonly eaten in autumn, which can “recharge” us with minerals and vitamins. These are used to fight the cold as well as the most common diseases of this time of year.
– Artichokes: eliminate toxins and help us digest fats
– Wild mushrooms (perhaps some of the food products mostly associated with autumn): provide us with fibre which has a minimum energy content
– Courgette: provides fibre, proteins, folates and vitamin B
– Oranges, lemons and pomegranates, from which we can take advantage of the vitamin C, something which is necessary to prevent colds in autumn
– Chirimoyas: a powerful food in terms of energy which helps us fight against a drop in temperature
– Amongst a long list of others
At Best Doctors, we encourage you to get back to a routine in a healthy manner in order to anticipate problems such as autumn fatigue as well as other complex illnesses. In any case, we invite you to take control of your health as precisely as possible, because prevention is one of the best forms of treatment against any disease.