Sure, you may already be ahead of the pack and are ready with some fabulous fall hairstyles you’re going to start rocking any day now, but most people don’t realize just how many areas of their life need transitioning between seasons.
It goes beyond the snow tires on the cars and getting to stop the spray tans.
There are areas of our routines that literally impact our health beneficially if we tweak them according to the season we’re in.
So, let’s take a look at some of the most significant healthy lifestyle changes we should be making and why they might benefit us so much.
Start With Your Skin
As you surely know by now, your skin is your body’s largest organ, and hopefully, you’re treating it with the best possible care you can.
But, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your dermatologist as the season’s change.
In the summer, we know we need to hydrate often for the heat, and it benefits our skin, but we still need to hydrate in the fall and winter as our skin tends to dry out more during these times.
Additionally, you want to make sure you’re working with thicker creams and moisturizers during the fall and winter when maybe you could get away with just a serum during the day in spring and summer.
So, honor your skin by making an appointment with your derm and making sure you’re doing the best by your skin this fall and winter.
And don’t forget that SPF is to be worn year-round, not just during time spent in the hot summer sun!
Your Diet Changes, Too
We interact with people inside during the fall and winter more often than we did during the spring and summer.
On top of that, the holidays are happening, and we’re eating a lot more sugary holiday treats than we likely were during the summertime.
So, make sure you’re adjusting your diet to eat as healthy as possible. Not only does this keep your immune system in top function during cold and flu season; but, it also makes sure you’re eating nourishing foods along with all those holiday treats.
You should also stay aware of how much water you’re taking in as it’s a great way to detox your body from the sugar (and likely alcohol at holiday parties).
Bonus points if you make it alkaline water. Alkaline water has a ton of benefits, but mainly it’s alkalizing your pH levels which can stave off a host of issues you want to avoid, especially during wintertime.
Winter workouts hit a little differently than the ones in the warmer months.
During spring and summertime, you’re more likely to get your fitness outdoors and with others.
While it’s incredible to have an accountability buddy when working out outside, you can still keep that during the colder months.
You can choose to work out with others in a gym, or you can even work out with friends over Zoom.
Making sure you’re still getting your exercise in even when it’s cold and you just want to curl up by the fireplace is the main takeaway, though.
As mentioned above, people tend to indulge a lot more during the winter and holiday months, so don’t get sedentary and stuck in an unhealthy rut – move that beautiful body!
Mental Health Matters
For some people, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real and challenging thing to endure.
If you are affected negatively by the seasons changing and interfering with your day-to-day lifestyle and mood, do not delay seeking out someone to speak to about this.
You may not even need medication to combat these issues, but it’s totally fine if your doctor advises you they are for the best.
Remember you need to take of you, and not worry so much about what others might think.
But, many of these issues can be resolved with talk therapy and understanding why you’re affected.
Implementing grounding techniques has shown to work wonders.
So, remember, though the seasons are changing, this is an exciting time to switch things up – and the switch is necessary!
Many people feel overwhelmed during the cold, dark winter months, or the holidays are hard for them as they miss loved ones.
So, the more you are on top of your routines, the more in control you feel of your happiness and health. Here’s to you!