Change of seasons - Summer - Autumn

Cambio de estaciones - Verano - Otoño

    The transition from summer to autumn is a good time to prepare our bodies and wellbeing for the seasonal changes ahead. During the summer, it is common for us to have enjoyed outdoor activities and a lighter diet. Now, as the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, it is important to adapt to stay healthy and balanced during autumn. Here are some tips to prepare our bodies for this season:

Balanced eating: As we move away from the light meals of summer, we can incorporate more comforting and nutrient-rich foods to strengthen our immune system. Increase your intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and lean proteins. Incorporate foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to help prevent common autumn illnesses.

1. Hydration: Although the high temperatures are dropping, it is still important to stay hydrated during autumn. Drink plenty of water and you can also include warm herbal teas that provide health benefits.

2. Exercise: Continue your exercise routine, but perhaps adapt the type of activity to include indoor options. Autumn is a great time to practice yoga, pilates or exercise at home. Staying active will help maintain your energy and overall well-being.

3. Protect your skin: Although the temperatures are cooler, it is still important to protect your skin from sun damage. Use sunscreen when outdoors and be sure to moisturise your skin properly.

4. Rest and sleep: With the shorter days, we may feel a change in our circadian rhythms. Make sure you get enough sleep and try to keep regular bedtimes and wake-up times.

5. Boost your immune system: With the arrival of autumn, the possibility of colds and flu also increases. Consider taking vitamin C supplements or probiotics to strengthen your immune system.

6. Take care of your emotional well-being: The changing seasons can affect our mood and energy. Find activities that help you relax and maintain emotional balance, such as meditation, reading, time with friends or creative activities.

7. Maintain social contact: Take advantage of autumn to spend time with loved ones, whether indoors or outdoors. Maintaining social connections is essential for emotional well-being.

8. Preparing our bodies and wellbeing for autumn involves adapting to seasonal changes and taking care of ourselves. With a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate rest and emotional care, we can enjoy this beautiful season while keeping our health and wellbeing in peak condition.

   Supplementation can be an effective way to complement our diet and prepare the body for the transition from summer to autumn. However, it is important to remember that before taking any supplements, it is advisable to consult with a health professional to determine which supplements are appropriate for your individual needs and whether there are any interactions with medications or other health conditions.

Here are some supplements that may be beneficial in preparing the body for autumn:

1. C: Vitamin C is known for its role in strengthening the immune system and protecting against colds and flu. During autumn, when respiratory infections are more common, increasing vitamin C intake can help keep the immune system in top condition.

2. Vitamin D: During autumn and winter, the days get shorter and there is less sun exposure, which can lead to lower vitamin D levels. This nutrient is essential for bone, immune and overall health. If it is not possible to get enough vitamin D through sun exposure and diet, supplementation may be helpful.

3. Zinc: Zinc is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of the immune system and for the prevention of colds and other infections. Taking zinc supplements can be beneficial in strengthening our natural defences.

4. Probiotics: As mentioned above, probiotics are beneficial for the balance of the gut microbiota and the immune system. During autumn, when infections are more common, maintaining a healthy gut flora can help prevent illness.

5. Omega-3: Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and cardiovascular health benefits. Incorporating omega-3 supplements can be helpful in maintaining health during the autumn.

6. Echinacea: Echinacea is an herb that has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system and prevent respiratory infections. Taking echinacea supplements can help protect the body during autumn.

   Remember that supplements should not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It is important to maintain a proper diet, exercise regularly, get enough rest and take care of our emotional well-being to properly prepare our bodies for the autumn season. Always consult a health professional before starting any supplementation to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you.

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