Prepare for the autumn blues, take extra care of your health.
Tips to help you through autumn
After a warm and sunny summer, it always takes some getting used to when autumn really starts. With the bleak autumn weather, going outside is not an attractive idea. You are more likely to seek out the warmth of your home and each other. We give you a number of tips to get through autumn in a good and healthy way.
Weather changes have an effect on your body
The transition to colder weather begins with autumn. Your body needs some time to get used to the changing circumstances. This is not only because the temperatures are getting lower, but also because the days are getting shorter and shorter. Because it gets dark faster and you come outside less, you get less sunlight. In addition, the sun shows itself less often as autumn progresses.
Not just you, but everyone around you will have to adapt to the autumn weather. If you have children, you know how quickly your children will be infected with the flu or a cold by the nursery or the school. But other family members and colleagues can also infect you. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about it, but if you have a low resistance you are extra susceptible to illness and other physical discomforts.
What can you do to better resist autumn?
You can take a number of measures to counter the effect of autumn.
First of all, make sure that you keep going outside regularly despite the bad weather. Sitting inside all day only increases the chance of taking over someone else's cold. Moreover, it undermines your resistance. You can dress well for the worse weather conditions. So get a breath of fresh air at the beach or in the woods on a regular basis. Make sure you keep moving enough and take the sun with you when it shines.
The shortage of sunlight can cause a shortage of vitamin D. Especially if you don't go out often in the autumn, it's best to take Vitamin D. You can also take a combination of vitamins in the form of multi-vitamin tablets.
Make sure you continue to eat healthily. Eat a varied diet, use lots of fresh vegetables and also eat fatty fish regularly. From our food we get important vitamins (including vitamins B and C) and other substances that keep us healthy and sharp. To make sure you and your family get all the vitamins you need every day, you can supplement your diet anyway with vitamin C tablets or multivitamins.
You can further support your immunity by using medicinal substances. For example with red sun hat (Echinacea purpurea), which helps to build up your resistance and, among other things, prevents respiratory infections and colds. Supplements with probiotics and Omega 3 will help your body and mind get through the autumn better. Omega 3 also has a positive effect on your skin, which also has to endure the changing circumstances.