Summer is over, autumn is here and we’re going to enjoy it and make the most of it! The seasons are changing along with the temperatures, but every dark cloud has a silver lining! Let’s get ready to face it in the healthiest way possible. That’s why we’d like to give you some tips on how to take care of yourself in the autumn and how to avoid those initial colds.
–Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the temperature, i.e. cover yourself enough to be cool, but don’t get hot and be sure to wear the right layers of clothing. Don’t be in a hurry to wear that new coat if the temperature doesn’t require it.
-Exercise is also an important ally. Exercising in the street is highly beneficial – it helps to strengthen the body, and after the rain you can breathe clean, high-quality air. It’s fine to exercise in warm clothes, but make sure the fabric is breathable so that you don’t sweat or suffer cold chills.
–Moisturise your skin well, as cold air may cause it to crack. Cut skin can become a target for infections, so to avoid this aim for deep hydration using natural oils and butters.
– Getting enough rest will allow your immune system to regenerate, become stronger and let you enjoy autumn more. Don’t oversleep. Seven hours straight is more than enough.
-Drink plenty of water. This is always a good thing, and not just when it’s hot – when it’s cold, food becomes more copious and heavy and it’s harder for the body to digest everything. That’s why we recommend drinking plenty of water between meals.
It’s also very important to watch your diet at all times, and not just to keep in shape: in autumn, it can be an effective way to strengthen your immune system and consequently your body’s defenses. That’s why we recommend that you:
- Eatseasonal fruits such as citrus fruits – they’re rich in vitamin C which supports the immune system.
- Consume 2 to 3 servings of vegetables daily: here you can use your imagination and substitute fresh salads for cooked vegetable salads, vegetable tortillas, cakes, soufflés, scrambled eggs, baked stuffed vegetables, etc.
- Take advantage of green and orange-yellow leafy vegetables, such as pumpkin, carrot, rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and antioxidants, all of which trigger the body’s defenses.
- Incorporate legumesinto soups and stews, or combine them with rice or noodles. The climate is ideal for lentils, chickpeas, beans, etc.
At Velarte, we believe in the importance of leading a healthy life, especially in autumn when we have to take care of our diets and prepare our defenses to get the most out of this wonderful season … And we hope to be there for you with all your favourite Velarte products, enjoying those good times and all those healthy foods too.