Maintaining balance as the season’s shift helps the body integrate the cold and prevent sickness. How we handle these shifts makes a big impact on our health and sense of wellbeing year-round. Keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter goes a long way to ward off sickness.
Notice your wellness needs and how your body shifts with the environment and temperature change. Weather shifts can sometimes lead to sickness and a weakened immune system that has to work extra hard to keep up. To best balance our bodies during this time it is essential to keep our immune system strong, our lungs healthy, our bodies warm and moist and most importantly, keep our mind clear and heart happy.
Here are a few ways seasonal changes affect our health and how you can support yourself to stay healthy and vibrant in the fall and winter seasons.
Immerse yourself in nature
Get out for a walk in your neighborhood or a nice hiking trail. Notice all the changes nature is going through. Breathe in the smells and take in the beautiful autumn colors. Breathing in the cool air will help strengthen the lungs, which we know can be easily affected during the cold months.
Keep your body warm
Wear a scarf when you go outdoors, covering your neck provides you with warmth and protection. In Chinese medicine, the neck is associated with colds and flus. When your neck is exposed in cold weather, you are more susceptible to sickness. Covering your body will help protect you during autumn and winter.
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Moisture and hydration
During colder seasons we have the heat on often, which removes moisture from the air. This dry air indoors can cause the skin to dry out more and irritate the lungs.
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Use a humidifier or diffuser with your favorite essential oils in your home to support wellbeing during cold dry months. Having moisture in the air is soothing to the lungs and skin.
Eat seasonal foods
Adjust your diet as the seasons change with moist foods that nourish the body. It is great to incorporate warming spices and seasonal foods into our diet. Avoid eating sugar, refined flours, fried foods, cold dairy, and raw, uncooked foods. These can bring extra coldness and phlegm to your body and increase your chancesof sickness. Incorporate foods that are in season. Some of the best foods to eat during this time of the year are spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, leeks, garlic, barley, cooked vegetables, baked squash, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and local winter fruits. This is the time to start making some hearty soups!
In summer months, we are often up late and very active outdoors. As the sun sets earlier and the temperatures drop, It is helpful to aim for an earlier bedtime and get in 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Take a dose of Pure Hemp Botanicals CBD to help you relax prior going to bed. Getting enough sleep is critical for your immune system to function properly for maintaining wellness and balance.
These wellness tips will help your body integrate the cold weather and stay warm and nourished this season with a balanced approach. Give your body the care and compassion it deserves for optimal wellness and a healthy vibrant winter.