Our extended summer has faded... abruptly too we might add! With such a quick shift in temperature our bodies can be shocked by the adjustment so it's time to adapt our lifestyles to sync with nature's rhythm. Autumn brings cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and a shift in our body's needs. To thrive during this transitional season, here are some essential health tips to keep you feeling your best:

1. Nourish with seasonal foods: Autumn offers an abundance of nutrient-rich foods like cauliflower, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, apples, and pears. These fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants essential for boosting your immune system and maintaining overall health. Incorporate them into your weekly cooking to enjoy their seasonal goodness. Include turmeric and ginger also for their anti-inflammatory and super boosting immunity properties. See Jaq's recipe for her immune boosting Mexican spice mix. 

2. Stay Hydrated: Even though the weather is cooler, it's still crucial to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to support digestion, regulate body temperature, and keep your skin healthy. Herbal teas and warm soups can also help hydrate and comfort you during chilly autumn days. Adding be. Health collagen to fresh pressed Vit C juices not only helps to support your system, but Vit C helps to optimise the effects of hydrolysed collagen. 

3. Prioritise Sleep: As the days become shorter and darkness sets in earlier, it's natural for our bodies to crave more sleep. Take advantage of this by factoring in quality sleep. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, limit screen time before bed, and ensure your sleeping environment is comfortable and conducive to rest.

4. Get Moving Outdoors: Don't let the cooler weather keep you indoors. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, or simply going for a brisk walk in nature. Not only will you soak in the beauty of the season, but you'll also boost your mood and energy levels through physical activity. Those leaves won't rake up themselves!

5. Boost Immunity: With the onset of colder weather, colds and flu become more prevalent. Strengthen your immune system by maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, managing stress, and ensuring adequate sleep. Additionally, consider incorporating immune-boosting supplements like vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc into your daily routine. Having a strong gut also helps you to absorb the benefits of good quality nutrition. 

6. Protect Your Skin: Although the sun may not be as intense as in summer, UV rays can still damage your skin, especially on crisp, clear autumn days. Continue to use sunscreen, especially if you're spending time outdoors, and moisturise regularly to combat dryness caused by cooler temperatures and indoor heating.

7. Practice Self-Care: As the pace of life may slow down in autumn, take this opportunity to indulge in self-care activities. Whether it's reading a book by the fireplace, taking a long bath with essential oils, or practicing mindfulness and meditation, find activities that nourish your body, mind, and soul.

By embracing autumn and adopting these health tips, you can navigate the season with vitality and well-being. Let the beauty of nature inspire you to nurture yourself and thrive during this transitional season. 

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