We are in fall or if you prefer autumn now and it will gradually get very cold from now till the end of the year when we enter the really cold winter season.
Now is the time to prepare your body for the hard work of keeping you healthy when the going gets tough in winter. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your body.
1. Eat healthily by visiting your local community farmers market or one near you or that has farmers selling the type of produce you need. Most of them are outdoors at this time making a visit a great outdoor walking exercise. Not all will be open in winter but all are open during the fall.
If you do not know which one to go to, try my favorite farmers market – The Montclair Farmers’ market.
There are 2 farmers’ markets in Montclair; the newer one is on Tuesdays in the afternoon at South Park Street near the YMCA i.e. close to Bloomfield Ave.
The original Montclair Farmers’ market, which is my absolute favorite, takes place every Saturday on Walnut Street, at the Walnut street train station from 8 am till 2 pm. When there, be sure to visit Farmer John, the organic produce farmer. Access a list of New Jersey farmers market here.
2. Stock up on farm fresh vegetables, clean and freeze them up for use in the winter months when they will not be available.
3.If you are the gardening type spend as much time as you can in the garden building up those invaluable immune boosting resources the body builds up from working outdoors.
4. Remember to visit your dentist for your annual check up. The winter months can be hard on the teeth with the limited sunlight hours and the cold.
5. Go for daily walks and build up your body’s resources for those times when winter storms and blizzards and even sheer cold makes it inadvisable to go out.
6. Detoxify your whole body system from the feasting and barbecues of the summer months. People tend to overeat in the summer as a result of vacation and events such as barbecues. The fall is also the beginning of the festivities starting with thanksgiving in November. It may be advisable to detoxify before thanksgiving to avoid over tasking the body’s system.
Remember that digestion is the process that uses up the most resources in all bodily processes. Hence, the more easily digestible the food we eat and consequently the more natural and bio available the nutrient, the less resources will be used up and the more there will be for all the other processes such as mental challenges.
This is the reason why when we have no digestive issues we feel better and stronger. Therefore, the fist step to a healthy less stressful life is good food that is available in the way it was designed to be processed by the body – no chemical, pesticides GMO and so on.
When we fail to take this fundamental issue seriously we end up with the various symptoms of sickness and diseases. It all starts with the food and the digestive system. My advice would be to eat real natural food that has not been adulterated by humans in any way, shape or form. For example eat only organic grass fed milk and butter and beef. You will notice the difference with the first sip of milk or the first bite of beef or butter. Have a wonderful autumn/fall season