Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Fall

Friday, October 9, 2020
The trees are changing and the temperature is falling. It smells like autumn outside. With the change in seasons comes the opportunity to also change things up in our lives. Each season has it’s own special foods, activities, and traditions. The challenge is to take advantage of the seasons in a healthy way and have fun creating or tweaking traditions so they support our commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

What are the best seasonal foods for fall? That’s easy…
  • Apples
  • Roots vegetables
  • Squashes like pumpkin
  • Soups
  • Chilis

For some recipe inspiration go to the Livliga Live Vibrant blog

What is fun is to seek out fun fall activities that make this time of year memorable. Here is a seasonal list of activities to get you excited and doesn’t require spending a lot of money and can be done safely…
  • Go pick your own apples
  • Enjoy a walk in the park
  • Rake leaves
  • Find a pumpkin patch and pick out your own jack o’lantern
  • Take a hayride

Each season it is always important to give yourself an emotion well-being check in. There are ways to give yourself some downtime, some time to re-energize and time to just pamper yourself. Ideas on seasonal pampering-
  • Movies perfect for fall viewing-
    • October Sky
    • You’ve Got Mail
    • Rudy
    • Fly Away Home
    • Practical Magic
  • Fix a cup of Chai tea and read a good book (treat yourself to a new book)
  • Get Your nails done with a fall color (is more appropriate...do it yourself)
  • Invite friends in your bubble over to carve pumpkins and enjoy some good company, preferrably outside
It can make a big difference on how we manage seasonal stresses if we spend some time thinking about how to manage them. Do some seasonal planning to manage inevitable holiday stresses and holiday overeating. Preempt your seasonal triggers with ideas like these…

Use the seasons as a way to focus on you and your health in the best possible way. There is only one you and you are worth every minute of focus, planning, and seasonally-designed enjoyment!

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