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Doesn’t being healthy seem so easy in the summer? The warm weather keeps you eating right with lots of fresh fruits and veggies (and by “you”, I really mean you, and not me) and the desire to be outside gets your body moving and your family active. Autumn’s arrival and back to school doesn’t have to mean abandoning everything about summer. The healthy habits that come naturally can be easily carried into the fall and winter months too.
- Don’t Sweat the Rush: Don’t beat yourself up if your family’s rushed schedule doesn’t get your kids the full rainbow of nutrients. FLINTSTONES Active Kids® Gummies can help bridge dietary gaps as a source of vitamins and minerals in a convenient and tasty gummy. Even if your picky little one (or big one, haha) is on a chicken-finger-only diet, you’ll know that FLINTSTONES® is there to help. My girls have been taking these vitamins for almost their whole lives – Eva loves the gummies and Liv is a fan of the original chewables – and I take a daily multi too.
- Sleep: Did you think I was going to let a health post go by without throwing in my favourite topic? I got lots of sleep on the holidays, but now I am trying to get out of the summer habits of watching Netflix in bed (I know that screen time keeps me awake, especially intense episodes of my latest obsession, The Good Wife), and use that important downtime more wisely by reading an actual book (make sure to check out my monthly recommendations in Kate’s Favourite Things!)
- Exercise Regularly: Being active in the summer months can seem so easy – with the sun shining, there’s no excuse not to get outdoors. But come autumn, the cold can lead many of us to put aside our exercise routine in exchange for fall TV premieres. Remember that working on your fitness doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym, just pick something that gets you moving and motivated. Regular readers know that I am a huge treadmill fan – which can combine my workouts with those fall premieres! For extroverted folks, a group fitness class may help to keep you going throughout those colder months (which I define as October through April).
- Avoid Autumn Allergy Blues: Fortunately I am not a seasonal allergy sufferer, but I know so many who are, and allergies don’t just happen in the spring. If ragweed season is hitting you hard, try Claritin® for allergy symptom relief. The convenient non-drowsy format will help you feel your best. Check your local region’s pollen count, and if the number is high, allergies and allergy symptoms may be just around the corner. So be prepared and have Claritin® on hand! If you’re already feeling under the weather, AERIUS® can help battle an allergy-induced cough before it gets out of hand.
- Summer Skincare: Taking care of your skin should be a year-round focus. The winter sun’s rays, although weaker, can still do damage without you even noticing it. A lightweight sunscreen like Coppertone® Clearly Sheer® for face and body can help protect you against sun burns. You won’t even notice it’s there while it screens UVA and UVB rays to provide broad spectrum protection. While I will fully admit it’s more out of vanity than long-term health, I do use SPF every single day, even in the winter. Keep in mind that sun damage can even occur when you’re driving!
- Drink Wine and Eat Dark Chocolate: You were doing this all summer, right? I don’t know what experts are saying these days, but at some point these indulgences were recommended, so I say continue to enjoy them!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.