Autumn, now the sun is setting sooner, and the getting up later, what are you doing to maintain healthy, supportive habits? For many, the hibernation feeling starts to kick in with the change of season, and this can be counter productive for most of us. The shorter days takes away opportunity to play outside, and as it getting cooler, the chill can certainly hinder our instincts as well. Like all things, we need time to adapt and to stay on target.
Have you noticed the change in produce in the supermarket or the farmer's market? Many of the root vegetables are starting to increase in number as they are the plant's storage compartment of energy and nutrients for the next season's crop. The change also heralds produce that is becoming higher in Vit C and various immune supporting phyto-nutrients (colour) and minerals, again to help the produce reproduce and sustain the next generation. Fortunately, we benefit as well from nature's nurture by boosting our immune system and encouraging us to rest more.
In preparation for the coming winter, (which is only 6 weeks away), it invaluable to assess and create supportive strategies now, so when the chill really sits in, you can give yourself a list of positive things to work with.
Who are you and what is it you want to experience this winter.
How are you going to do things differently to help you achieve this.
Who, if anyone, do you need to talk with to promote doing things differently.
What could be researched - activities, locations, adventures, tools, resources, to keep you moving and access to foods that give comfort, with out the loaded Kjs/Cals
Looking for ideas? Consider brainstorming with your friends and see what is going on in your community. Put it in the diary and move towards the things you have said you wanted to achieve.
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