If you’ve found yourself working hard to get in shape for the summer only to spend the sunny season eating barbeque food and spending hours lounging on sun beds, then you’re not alone. Most of us tend to live somewhat out of our usual routine during the summer months – whether we have to juggle our schedules to accommodate the school holidays or we over indulge during our summer getaways. The beach bodies that motivated us in spring seem to get lower and lower on our priority lists, the longer summer goes on.
Our chiropractor in Fareham warns that as we pack away our shorts and t-shirts for yet another year, we could be even further at risk of letting our health standards drop. While it’s easy to stay health conscious when there are beach holidays to get set for, it can be easy to slip into bad habits once autumn approaches.
Here are our three top tips to ensure you stay healthy for the new season.
Improving your physical appearance should not be the only reason you exercise, so don’t let your enthusiasm for physical activity die down just because you no longer need to show off that beach body! Create a fitness plan to suit the changes in weather. Take advantage of your clearer social calendar and use your free time to take an autumn stroll through a local park or woods with your family or friends. Walking is the easiest (and most cost effective) way to burn calories, improve your circulation and boost your heart and lungs. You’ll also improve your back health in the process!
Follow a Healthy Diet
Colder weather creates a desire to eat stodgier foods – it’s a natural instinct for warmth and comfort. It’s still important to follow a healthy diet as you will need a good supply of vitamins and minerals to guard yourself against seasonal colds and flu.
Autumn offers a delicious variety of healthy vegetables, such as sprouts, pumpkins and squash. Kale and pomegranate are other seasonal favourites that are packed with health boosting vitamins and minerals.
Get Good Sleep
As well as eating well and exercising regularly, you should also try to get 7 to 8 hours unbroken sleep a night. This will significantly help your immune system to function to its best ability. And let’s face it, as the nights draw in, who doesn’t want to cosy up and get an early night?
Implement these simple tips into your daily routine and you will certainly be on the right track to boosting your health this autumn.
Our experienced team of chiropractors at Homewood are here to help and advise you on all aspects to do with your back pain.
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