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Fall into a Healthier Routine (6 Tips) 🍁

healthy living Sep 20, 2022

Here in DC we are starting to get a hint of fall.  The air is getting cooler and the leaves are about to change color.  Depending on where you are you may also want to mark the transition into autumn. This can be a difficult time for many people who are used to enjoying the summer sun and activities, but autumn brings its own unique set of delights. 

 

One of the best things about autumn is that it's a great time to reset your routine and start fresh. If you feel like you need a change, now is the perfect time to make some adjustments to your wellness routine. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 

Get outside

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage. The leaves begin to change color, and the air has a crispness that invigorates the senses. It is also a great time to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and kayaking. The mild weather makes it ideal for exploring nature, and there are often fewer crowds at popular parks and trails. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery by spending time outdoors. Go for a walk, hike, or bike ride and soak up some vitamin D.

 

Eat seasonal produce

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy all of the delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables. From apples and pumpkins to squash and Brussels sprouts, there are many great options to choose from, so you can explore some new, healthy recipes. 

 

Get organized

The start of a new season is the perfect time to get your life in order. Take some time to declutter your space and set up a system that works for you. This will help reduce stress and make it easier to stick to your wellness routine. No need to wait for spring -- a good autumn purge works just as well.

 

Make time for self-care

It's important to make time for yourself, especially when the weather changes. Take a relaxing bath, read your favorite book, or take a new yoga class. Whatever makes you feel good, make sure to schedule it into your routine.

 

Prioritize good sleep

If your sleep patterns have been less than stellar, now is the perfect time to readjust your sleep habits. To get the most out of your slumber, establish a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine, and limit screen time before bed. Making sleep a priority can improve your health, mood, and overall quality of life.

 

Shed any extra

In line with the nature of autumn, it's a great time to release anything that isn't working. In the same way the trees release their leaves, spend some time considering what can be cut from your life that isn't serving you well. This will leave room for new habits that help you reach your goals for yourself in a much more realistic way. 

 

Now that we've looked at some wellness routines to help you stay healthy this autumn, it's time to get started on your own personalized plan. Whether you focus on diet, exercise, or self-care, make sure to take the time to enjoy the fall season and all of its bounty. What are you most looking forward to this autumn? How will you be incorporating wellness into your life?

 

If you’re not sure how to make changes to your wellness routines, I’m here to help.  Schedule a free Vibrant Woman Strategy Session and we can discuss how to get you on track this fall.  I’ve help many women (and men) tweak what they eat and drink; how they move, sleep and manage stress so that they can see positive body changes and have a more positive outlook on life! 

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