How to take care of yourself during autumn
It is well known that spring and autumn are the most unpredictable times of the year.
You may be enjoying a sunny day but suddenly a wave of strong winds or even a little rain begins. Autumn is a transitional season, that is, it is moving from warmth to cold. Therefore, it is very common for people to catch a cold because they do not know how to cope with sudden changes in temperature. Here at SynergyO2, we believe that anything is possible as long as you are in optimal health. That’s why we want to share with you these tips that will help you have a more pleasant autumn without endangering your health.
It is a very effective way to protect against colds. Every time we are vaccinated, they insert the virus we want to be protected from, but in a very weakened form. This way, the body studies it and knows how to immunize itself in case it appears later. To get the vaccine, just go to your medical center and ask for it.
In this season it is very common that the weather can be warm at noon but in the afternoon it cools down considerably. The key to dealing with these changes is to dress in layers, that is, wear a thicker jacket or sweater on top and a thinner one underneath. So whether the temperature rises or falls, you’ll always be prepared. Try to avoid wearing too many clothes, this will only cause you to sweat and bacteria to build up more easily.
Increased vitamin C intake
During this time it is more important to increase your intake of vitamin C, since it is responsible for strengthening your immune system and prepare it for possible diseases that want to attack your body. Citrus fruits are your best allies to achieve this, try to consume oranges, strawberries, kiwis, tangerines, grapefruit, among others. You can also opt for juices that contain some citrus, just look for natural juices that do not contain added sugars.
Dampness is very common in the fall, which can cause fungus and bacteria to build up in various parts of our home. To avoid this, even if it is cold, open windows from time to time for fresh air and adequate ventilation.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to give up your outdoor activities. If you have a strong immune system, you can continue with your usual activities. If you expose your body to cold, it will become stronger. In case you decide to spend time outside, wear warm but breathable clothing so you don’t sweat or suffer from a cold snap.
As we already mentioned, when we are in the fall season, it is easier for fungi and bacteria to develop, not only in our homes, but also in our bodies. If we cover up too much and start sweating, it causes overheating for too long, which causes bacteria to proliferate and start invading you. It is therefore important to be extremely hygienic during this time.
The infusions are recommended in autumn because in the cold season meals become more copious and therefore digestion is slower and heavier. For this, it is recommended to take infusions that help us to improve digestion.
Even if the day is very cold, sunbathe even if it’s only 10 minutes a day. This will help improve your mood and according to several studies, it can actually strengthen your bones.
Moisturizing the skin
It is important to keep the skin well hydrated at all times, but especially when the weather is very cold. Cold weather causes the skin to crack and dry out more than in warmer weather. The same goes for the lips. For this, use body cream that hydrates you enough and use a lip balm to protect you.
Drink plenty of water
Not only in hot weather should we increase our water consumption, we should also do so in colder seasons. When the temperature drops, it is common that we eat more often to maintain a higher body temperature. Therefore, it is recommended to drink water between meals in order to have a faster digestion, thus helping the digestive system to function well.
Get enough rest and sleep
Getting enough rest will help you regenerate and recover after a cold or a very cold night. When you get enough rest, your immune system regenerates. Always try to sleep at least 7 hours at a time.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
If you are going to be outside for long periods of time, make sure you keep warm, always try to dress in layers so that you can adjust your body temperature more easily. If you are going into a warmer place, don’t take off your coat or sweater quickly, wait for your body to adjust to the change in weather. On the other hand, when you go out to a colder place, make sure you dress warmly enough so that your body doesn’t feel the sudden change.
During autumn we recommend you to do peelings to remove impurities and dead cells from the face and other parts of the body. Many may believe that in cold weather there are no impurities but they are wrong, the body needs to be constantly renewing the outer layer of skin (epidermis).
Taking care of your mood
Some people tend to get discouraged with the arrival of autumn, because the schedule changes and the days tend to be shorter. Many even suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. We must take care of ourselves inside and out, always paying attention to what our body asks of us.
Eating fruits and vegetables
During the fall there are many fruits and vegetables in season, so be sure to add them to your diet and enjoy all the benefits they can provide. Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Eating them can help your digestion and help you stay fuller longer.
Caring for your hair
Hair also suffers from the ravages of dry autumn weather. It’s common for hair to dry out more at this time of year, especially when it’s windy. To help, moisturize your hair constantly and if possible go to a hairdresser to remove hair that is already very damaged.
As we already mentioned, autumn is a season of transition, there will be some very cold days and some warmer days. Therefore, it is important that you continue to apply sunscreen every day, especially on your face.