Although it’s getting colder outside in the Western hemisphere, there is still time enough to be a part of the essence of fall and enjoy the nourishment that the season has to offer.
You can enjoy the nourishment with a few simple activities.
Spend 30-minutes in nature:
Spending time in nature is beneficial to overall well-being. Simply sitting outside at a park, on your porch, etc. can reduce anxiety and stress. It can also decrease blood pressure and improve blood flow throughout the body. It also helps boost cognitive functioning. Exercising outside for 30 minutes might also be a good idea!
Taking a nap:
Did you know that sleep is sacred?
Seriously! Age doesn’t matter: we all need rest and, most people lack rejuvenating, nourishing sleep.
When possible, taking a nap can help reduce fatigue, heal the body and provide cerebral cleansing (more on that later)!
If you find it hard to sleep, refer to the above recommendation because 30 minutes of walking/exercise which can help promote restful sleep.
Sipping a warm beverage: Not only will sipping on a hot drink provide hydration, but it can also ward off tiredness, promote calm via the central nervous system and decrease mild anxiety.
Into tea? I like oolong and other green teas. Just be cautious with the level of hotness and caffeine.
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