Autumn is the time when hibernation starts. As the days get shorter, more time is spent inside. School starts up again, new foods are placed in the produce aisles, and our closets begin to shift. Women turn over their wardrobes looking toward autumn fashions, and everyone begins to crave different foods. Suddenly, that salad that seemed so nourishing during the summer holds no appeal. Our bodies know about the change of seasons from millennia of fine-tuning. They begin to load up on fats and carbs in preparation for the winter ahead.
But instead of ditching the diet, switch focus to root vegetables and filling whole grains. Low-fat Greek yogurt feels thick and satisfying with a dusting of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. If you’ve over-done the iced cream during the summer, then now’s the time for a mini detox. How will you survive winter’s freezing temperatures after the warmth of summer?
Here are five easy tips to take you through the cold months:
Saunas and steam rooms go deep into the muscles, and warm your bones. At the same time you can renew your gym membership, and sign up for fall fitness classes.
Book a Massage
Utilize that set of magic fingers that will warm up your muscles and soothe your aching joints.
Smooth Away Central Heating Skin
Circulating air can leave you feeling as dried up as a walnut shell. Take advantage of an exfoliating facial and rejuvenating skin masque to put the hydration back into your cells.
Keep in Touch with Your Friends
Summer is an easy time to have fun and connect with friends. But winters get busy with work and holidays. Plan time with your best buddies to catch up over a manicure and pedicure, or make a new friend by inviting a person you’d like to get to know better.
When in Doubt, Toss It
If you didn’t wear that blouse last year, put it into the charity bag to make space for something new in your life. Pull out your classic pieces and inspect them for dry cleaning, repairs, or alterations. Look at the fashion magazines and decide which pieces will combine well with the new fall lines, and which pieces were only good for one season. Organize your hanging clothes by color and style, and it will be easy to pull out matches in a hurry.
With good planning, you can smooth the transition between autumn and winter, and set up healthy habits that will make the cold months more enjoyable and comfortable.
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