Stay on Top of the Change from Fall to WinterNovember 2nd, 2013 • Posted by Apple Valley Massage • Permalink
As we transition from brisk fall to blustery winter, our bodies must adapt. It is important to take care of yourself during this time of transition so that you can be at your best. We have some tips and tricks to aid you on your path toward a smooth season shift.Get Physical
Exercise is always important no matter what time of the year it is.
However, jogging or cycling outdoors may be limited especially when the
winter season rolls around and temperatures drop. That should not be a
reason to tone down the exercise frequency or stop at all. Running the
treadmill indoors, or taking part of abdominal, arm and leg exercises
indoors is always an option. Even if you have the means, hitting up your
local gym is always another alternative.
Eating healthy is equally important. Especially with the holidays that go hand in hand with the winter season, gifts packed with sweets and large dinner parties will always be a temptation, but maintaining self control and keeping your health in check should always be a top priority.
Although the weather outdoors maybe cold and desolate, that doesn't mean you have to be the same way. Keep your emotions in check and don't let the brisk weather blues carry you away. When the holidays approach and things get hectic with relatives coming over and social events that need to be planned, don't overload yourself and keep things simple and realistic. Instead of trying to please others, think about what you would like yourself. That way you won't overwhelm yourself physically or drain yourself emotionally, trying to cater to everyone's demands and always worrying what they might think. In the end, all that really matters is that from the start to the finish you are still happy and calm.Relax
Sometimes you just need to get away. Yet, finances and schedules don't let you go away as far as you want, but temporary escapes like the spa or a local vacation can be just as relaxing. Even a massage or a simple indulgence like getting another manicure or pedicure will do the trick. Since enjoyable outdoor activities such as hiking or trips to the beach might be more limited, renting a comical movie, or picking up a good read can be an indoor substitute. Try to steer away from activities such as shopping and eating out. Not only do they start creating a dent in your wallet, but they also can become a stressful event if self-control is not in check.