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Fall Health Tips

By pam 

fallfamily_Jthree_smYou 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,  fall is here. Being known as the 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. I had to remove their ideas of taking a flu shot though since I don’t believe in flu shots unless you are in a risk group.

1. Exercise

  • 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.

2. 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.

3. Drink More Water

  • Drink plenty of water so your mucous membranes stay hydrated, working much more effectively to filter our disease causing organisms.

4. Sunscreen

5. 2nd-hand Smoke

  • You may find yourself behind closed doors and windows with a smoker. Bring a handkerchief or use anything handy to protect your nose from inhaling smoke.
  • Check your home for proper ventilation.

6. Healthy Habits

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
  • Wash your hands often to help stop the spread of the season’s cold and flu germs.

7. Hats and Gloves

  • The hat keeps warmth from escaping through the top of your head-a major source of body heat loss.
  • The gloves help prevent painful frostbite.

8. Be Aware of Fall

  • Reduce your exposure to Fall allergens.
  • Avoid going outdoors in the morning hours between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m. when pollen dispersal is peaking.
  • Avoid lots and fields where ragweed grows.
  • Shower and wash hair immediately after coming in from outside activities and before going to bed.
  • Keep the windows and doors of your home and car closed.

It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the season and the great outdoors. Just  make sure that you and your family are protected from the many health risks that this season brings.

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9 Responses to “Fall Health Tips”

  1. Skiing in Japan on March 3rd, 2010 2:33 am

    Thanks for the great tips.

  2. Maureen from vinay gupta on May 8th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Nice article.. I am going to bookmark your web site and keep checking you out. Thanks for sharing your blog.

  3. Victor from Salvia Divinorum on July 6th, 2010 2:13 am

    Well, Fall is still a few months away, but reading through this comprehensive to do list makes me wonder if I could get even half these items done in time! :)

  4. Carolin on July 6th, 2010 11:35 pm

    LOL

  5. lynne from beauty bromsgrove on July 19th, 2010 5:33 am

    You cannot get the flu-jab at my doctors surgert unless you have a serious underlying health problem.

  6. Carolin on July 20th, 2010 12:26 pm

    Lynne I have to agree with your doctor. That’s the attitude that I grew up with in Europe.

  7. Karl from chiropractor coeur d'alene on August 18th, 2010 6:17 am

    Thanks for sharing this health tips. This could be a lot of help for me and my family. Keep them coming!

  8. chiropractor on September 2nd, 2010 7:55 am

    Thanks for sharing. Now I can share this info to my friend. Can’t wait! :)

  9. coeur d'alene chiropractic care on September 13th, 2010 7:59 am

    Thanks for these tips mate.

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