As the weather gets cooler, you may start to feel lethargic as your body fights to stay healthy during cold and flu season.
This article brings you information to help you stay healthy and restore your body’s wellbeing this Autumn.
Good nutrition is vital in order to stay healthy. Wellbeing starts with good digestive health. Almost 70% of our immune system resides in the intestinal tract, which contains billions of friendly bacteria and yeast, responsible for many important functions. It’s actually all about our gut – that’s the foundation of the natural health philosophy. Eating a Hopewood diet is the best way to improve your digestive system.
We recommend a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables with complex carbohydrates and some protein.
Nuts, seeds and oils are also important for good health because they provide protein, minerals and vitamins and are packed with healthy fats. These super foods help to lower LDL (bad cholesterol), balance hormones and reduce inflammation.
To look and feel your best this autumn, we recommend you:
- drink plenty of water
- ensure you get enough Vitamin B
- watch your iron intake
- exercise regularly
- take time out to relax and
- make sure you get enough sleep.
Try to do something special for yourself. It could be a luxurious bath, curling-up with a good book, a walk in the garden to smell the roses and listen to the birds, try a mediation session, or something creative like drawing or craft.
Exercise can start small, try doing 15 minutes daily or 10 minutes twice daily and build up to 20-30 minutes several days a week. Lack of exercise can decrease circulation and lower the levels of nutrients in the blood, leading to arthritis, joint problems and other health issues. Exercising as the weather cools is very important to keep that circulation moving!
Follow these simple tips to help you achieve wellness this Autumn.