As the leaves start to change, the weather starts to feel more fresh and it’s all about apple and pumpkin spice and everything nice!
Every season the temperature changes as the natural part of the way the world works. In Canada, we are so fortunate to be able to experience four seasons a year, summer, fall, winter and spring. These season’s also vary across the country with climate intensity.
As autumn is approaching, you will notice the temperature change becoming a little more windy and more rainy. Even though the temperature starts to decrease, preparing us for colder days in winter, autumn has a very special effect on its character. On September 22, the first day of fall, there will be the autumnal equinox. Meaning where the sun crosses the celestial equator creating equal length of daylight and darkness.
Moisturize the Skin in fall weather
Vitamin C is an essential to a skin care routine. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a more luxurious soft, smooth skin. Vitamin C is great for the skin to revitalize the skin's complexion.
Our circulatory network also called the cardiovascular or vascular system is an organ structure that promotes blood flow to transport nutrients throughout the body.
Cardiac muscle also known as the heart muscle is located near the left side behind the breastbone. The left atrium is one of the chambers of the heart. The left atrium receives blood full of oxygen from the lungs and then empties the blood into the left ventricle. The mitral valve and the tricuspid valves help prompt blood flow through the body.
It is important to incorporate exercise in your daily routine even throughout the changing seasons. The benefits of exercising provide a great outcome for your entire body and immune system. Following an exercise program to keep your health on track .
Physical Activity This Autumn
Even though you may tend to be more indoors now than outdoors it’s important to still keep that exercise routine going. Especially with the cold and flu season starting up, boosting our immune system is important. Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle and proper body weight. Don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated.
Hiking in beautiful trails around your neighborhood is a great activity for everyone this fall. This tackles all muscle groups on a different fitness level. Cardio is always the best go-to for movement.
Staying active and moving around in the colder weather to help keep your immune system strong to combat any of the cold and flu symptoms that usually arise. With the wind speed usually picking up it’s a good idea to bring out those turtlenecks and scarves.
There are so many fun things to do in the fall season!
With fall comes all the traditional, fun stuff like apple picking. People love to go apple picking for the fresh aesthetic of choosing your own apples. With this you can make apple cider, apple pie, applesauce and apple candy sticks. These items are very festive this time of year.
Pumpkin picking is a great fall activity to get outside and pick your own pumpkin. Traditionally used for carving as halloween decorations. Also, roasting the seeds that are on the inside make a salty treat and of course the famous pumpkin pie as a dessert.
Corn mazes can be found at many corn fields. This is great, like a large outdoor puzzle, perfect for all ages. Just be sure not to get lost.
Head over to the farmers market. This time of year there’s always lots of farmer’s markets selling their end-year crops. You can guarantee that you will get some delicious treats from the fresh produce they have. The best time to buy your squash for Thanksgiving time. What better way to also support the locals!
Hikes are great during this time of year. The fresh crisp air as well as the scenery of the beautiful leaves changing, make it a picturesque moment.
Stay Warm With a Tea
Chamomile tea is loaded with antioxidants and helps with combat against certain diseases. It can be used to calm the mind for people that have trouble sleeping. As the main factor, the health benefits of chamomile are to improve our digestive system.
Peppermint tea is caffeine-free herbal tea. It helps with the digestive system, reduces pain from headache and also leaves your breath feeling fresh.
Chai tea is a great source of antioxidants. This also contains a pinch of cinnamon flavour that really puts you in the autumn spirit.
Fall Tea Time Recipe:
- 6 Cups of apple juice
- 4 Bags of black tea
- 1 Small stick of cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon of honey
- 1 Lemon
- Bring the apple juice to a boil
- Add the remainder of the ingredients
- Serve with apple slices
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