Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall
Fall is here. This is a time when you’re probably looking forward to rich hot cocoa, seasonal lattes from your favorite café, and warm pies à la mode. This can be a difficult season for those trying to stay healthy, especially when the holidays come around. Here are some tips to maintain your health goals this Fall.
Healthy Fall Eats
Fall is a perfect time to visit your local farmstand for some healthy, in-season favorites. Doing this supports local farmers while also helping you maintain a healthy diet. Some of our top picks include:
Pumpkins – high in fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Pumpkins are low in calories and great for your skin, heart, and immune system.
Beets – high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They are heart healthy, and can help lower cholesterol.
Sweet potatoes – high in fiber, Vitamin A, and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are great for a healthy heart and a healthy gut.
What about drinks? Instead of reaching for that hot chocolate or creamy latte, try a spiced apple cider or herbal tea instead. Cider is less processed than most apple juices, and retains more of the healthy nutrients present in apples.
Staying Active in the Fall
We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes per day of moderate activity. There are plenty of activities to get you up and moving in the Fall. Brisk, autumnal weather is great for taking long walks, hikes, or bike rides. This is a great way to enjoy beautiful Fall scenery while also getting in your steps. Another great way to walk and have fun at the same time is to visit your local corn maze, or go apple or pumpkin picking.
You can stay healthy in Fall while still enjoying some of your favorite seasonal foods and activities. Incorporate healthy produce like pumpkins, beets, and sweet potatoes into your cooking, and head outside to get your daily steps in to enjoy the best of Autumn weather and scenery.