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How to deal with Autumn’s Changes?

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Some people love fall, and some people hate it.  Your body goes through changes during this time of year.  Find out how you can cope better.

Yes, it’s that time of the year again.  For some parts of the country, fall has come early this year.  Our energy levels deteriorate and we want to sleep more or curl up with that good book you just bought.  It’s not all in your head.  There are changes in the body’s natural rhythm.  How can you deal with it?

Sunlight

As summer fades away sunlight becomes less available.  That means that vitamin D is less available.  You could take a vitamin D supplement.  Experts suggest we find an hour a day for sunlight, preferably in the morning.  The other option is to buy a Sunlight.  They can be found in medical supply stores and drug stores.  They are a great option for shift workers or those who can’t go outside.

Exercise

Even if you don’t feel like it, your energy will increase… eventually.  I say that because at first, those who haven’t exercised in a while will feel tired for the first while, it’s normal. Exercise outside if you can.  It makes a difference.

Sleep

There are differing opinions on this one. Personally, I need more sleep in the fall.  One reason is that often I am starting something new, and I feel more tired than usual. Sometime in November, I get used to the changes.  Sleep specialists from the University of Minnesota have found that people sleep more in the month of October than any other month.

Others think that sticking to your normal routine is best.

Diet

Eating fruits and vegetables more and lean protein.  Avoid too many carbohydrates, they add to the sleepiness you may be feeling.  Drinking lots of water is important to keep from being dehydrated.  This is a good time of year to eat lots of fruit and veggies that contain water, such as grapes.

* Supplements of vitamins D and zinc may help keep you from getting colds and flu.

These tips may help you get through that awful time of the year.

 

 

 

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Author: Debbie L. Belair

Dear friends, I first discovered writing while at Univesity studying Psychology and working on a BA. While in University I discovered that I loved writing and learning about writing more than the subjects themselves. I moved on and received an honours degree in creative writing. While at University, two of my poems were published. I am working on developing my author website, please be patient. I plan on including some short fiction and some tips on writing fiction for those just starting their journey.

2 thoughts on “How to deal with Autumn’s Changes?

  1. I am amazed how much better I feel even after a little bit of exercise. I started walking my dog on the doctor’s orders and pretty much look forward to it every day. Now if I could only conquer the ‘eat right’ stuff!

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