You don’t need the calendar to tell that the season is changing. You can feel it on the cooler weather especially at night and the great amount of falling leaves everywhere. Finally, autumn is here. Being known as the flu season, we all need to be more careful with our health to avoid getting ill.
Shaw Chiropractic suggests the following tips to help you and your family stay in top health and be your best during the season and all year long.
1. Flu Shots
Check with your doctor or your local public health department to find out when the annual flu shot is available.
If your doctor can give you the shot in the clinic combine it with a check-up.
If flu shot is not available with your doctor, check on local events for flu shot administration.
Flu shot is most recommended those with a health condition such as diabetes or heart disease that makes them more at risk for the serious complications of the flu.
Indoor shopping malls are great places to walk and often have walkers clubs that offer discounts.
If you exercise by walking outdoors, locate places you can walk that are protected from harsh weather.
With the weather getting colder, take a few minutes to warm up your body and stretch your muscles before you exercise.
Protect your nose and mouth if it’s really cold to warm up the air before it enters your lungs.
3. Healthy Diet
Add all the fall vegetables to your diet.
Root vegetables are in season now and are an inexpensive and nutritious way to add variety to your diet.