October is here, and with it, the morning chill. Yum.
Most of us from Tucson love the welcoming coolness that comes with this time, especially after a long summer. In addition to the temperature adjustment, a whole host of modifications come with the change in seasons.
Being the parent of school-age children, fall break gives my wife and I time to come up for air after eight weeks of homework, practices, games and parent-teacher conferences. As I walk my dog around the neighborhood, I’m beginning to see decorations for Halloween, which means future parties, costumes and candy.
The holiday season has begun. How did it get here so fast? I don’t know if I’m ready for it. If we aren’t careful, any positive efforts we’ve made to improve or maintain our health may go by the wayside in a heartbeat.
Last month I offered a list of supplements to arm your medicine cabinet to boost digestion, mood and overall health as you face the winter months. Let me talk now about what to do to live optimally during this season.
As the energy of the year winds down into a time of cold, slowness and hibernation, we are all expected to celebrate even though our bodies are going in the opposite direction. Think of what you’re doing as winterizing your home or car. This is a time to prepare your body, mind and spirit for the seasonal slow-down that is on its way.
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