Fall Wellness Tips for the Whole Family

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HEALTHY LIVING  |  10.1.15  |  by Terra Wellington

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‘See ya later’ summer, fall is here.  And other than the start of the New Year, fall is the highest trending time when people think about their health and wellness. It’s just before the holidays, and with the seasonal change comes the feeling of new goals and settling in.  So we have some easy fall wellness tips for you to enjoy your healthiest autumn yet.

Read on for our fall wellness tips 

This post is sponsored by Lil Snappers by Stemilt Growers, KT Tape Pro and ProX Patches, and ThinkAboutYourEyes.com.

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Go for Seasonal

When it comes to reaching for the fall produce, try to stay seasonal.  Grocery stores might carry everything, but it’s not always seasonal.

Now’s the season to look for pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, fresh nuts, early grapefruit, melons. And, of course beautiful pears and apples.

Lil Snappers ApplesWe love it when you can find delicious seasonal produce in a convenient form. And Lil Snappers from Stemilt Growers has premium kid-sized fruits to grab and go.  Each three pound bag includes either pears or apples, as well as enough fruit for two kids to enjoy for a week.

Studies show that healthy eating can actually cause you to “think smart” for school and work. And fruits are great as a lunchbox snack.

Embrace the Weather and Go Outdoors

Fall might mean a different climate and cooler temperatures.  Embrace it!  Put on a jacket, and go outdoors.  Your body needs the sunshine to boost your mood and energy.

A lot of kids are in sports this time of the year too — both indoors and outdoors.  We have been so happy to find KT Tape Pro and ProX Patches to help with sports injuries.  It’s an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, joint, and tendon pain relief and support.

Here is a link to videos that show how to easily apply the tape and where to find it.  And, the best thing? – it works! And you can still play sports and dance with no limitation in movement.  You can also look for the product’s limited edition pink tape this October. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Get Your Eyes Checked

Fall is a perfect time to get an eye exam.  You can go to ThinkAboutYourEyes.com to learn more.  This site is a national initiative to raise awareness about the importance of annual eye exams and also helps you find an eye doctor.

Eye exams help prevent vision loss and also can detect other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

Also, many people suffer from dry eye during the fall season, and a visit to your eye doctor can get to the root of the problem and help you find the best treatment.

Eye exams are super important for kids too, so that they can properly see at school and do well in classes.

Here’s more in this video about detecting other health issues via an exam exam

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Get Good Grades

This is the time of year when the kids start to get report cards and families might need to make some adjustments in their children’s school habits.

One habit that can really make a difference for better academic performance is actually a balanced breakfast.  The research shows that when kids eat a good breakfast, their brain works better, including their memory.

If you have an older child that is taking important college tests this fall or writing that important college essay, getting a good breakfast has shown to significantly increase test scores.

So what makes a great breakfast?

  • Fruit, oatmeal, and whole wheat breads are really good for boosting brain function.
  • And adding protein like eggs, milk, low-fat yogurt, and cheese keep up the energy during the morning.
  • Of course, avoid added sugar.
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Be Smart with Halloween Sweets

Halloween is coming up, and you have probably seen the stores stocking up on costumes and lots and lots of candy.  The candy can be very tempting during this time of the year, and into the holidays.

But, the easiest thing to do is don’t buy the candy until right before Halloween.

If you buy it now and keep it in the house, you’ll be tempted to eat candy all month and put on the pounds. So, the tip is to just wait.

Instead, focus your attention on fall seasonal foods that are more healthy, and get outdoors with your family.  Maybe make some homemade apple sauce and enjoy the change of season.

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