The sun is setting earlier, the leaves are changing, and it’s finally time to sleep with your windows open — that’s right, fall is here! Whether you look forward to fall each year or dread its inevitable return, autumn is the perfect time to focus on health after many months of a carefree summer.

Physical Health

  • Eat a diet high in fiber, protein, and iron. Especially in the fall, beans make a great addition to many foods.
  • Break out of your fitness rut (if you’re in one) by trying out a new exercise regimen.
  • Schedule a check-up with your doctor.
  • Wash your hands before and after eating, as well as after going to the bathroom.
  • Stay home if you’re sick! Not only will this prevent other people from getting sick, but you’ll also recover faster.
  • Increase the amount of water you drink. And while you’re at it, decrease the number of sugary drinks (like soda and sports drinks) you have.
  • Focus on foot health! If your sneakers are worn out from an adventurous summer, invest in a new pair.
  • Try hard to get no less than seven hours of sleep each night.
  • Reach for nuts when you’re in the mood for something to snack on between meals.  
  • Avoid drugs and tobacco completely and only drink in moderation.

Mental Health

Let us not forget that mental health is just as important as physical health!

  • Know the signs of seasonal depression and don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
  • With your busy summer now coming to an end, fall is the perfect time to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while or to do things you’ve been putting off.
  • Avoid screens for two hours before going to sleep. This will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep.
  • Take time to read for fun this summer. Bonus points if you replace phone time with reading time just before bed!

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