|The smell of pumpkin spiced latte's and delicious fall desserts are wafting through the air this time of the year, and while it can be so tempting to indulge in all of these sugary treats, it can also be important to focus on ways to keep on track with your health and wellness.
This article will explore three simple ways to get healthy this fall. Be sure to share your own tips about how you keep healthy during the colder months in the comments below.
1. Go for a Crisp Autumn Walk
Grab your scarf, coat, and cute fuzzy boots if you any, bring a friend (or furry friend) and head outside to your favourite walking trail or spend some time exploring your own neighbourhood. Walking can be great exercise without even breaking a sweat, and can help to lower stress and increase feelings of relaxation.
There is something about seeing the leaves falling and those bright orange and red colours that seem to burst to life at this time of the year that can provide an energizing and renewing energy. It can also help to see the trees shedding their leaves as a sign of 'letting go' and to consider what might be helpful to let go of in our own life that has been causing us stress or hardship without much benefit.
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." ~Emily Bronte
Want to make your walk even healthier? Try a mindful meditation as you walk through the leaf-lined streets or trail. This is one of my favourite ones from Mindful.org that will help you pay attention to your surroundings and bring a sense of full awareness to your walk. Enjoy!
Related: Set the Intention to Exercise in 3 Gentle Steps
2. Create some Healthy Fall Snacks
Okay so I will be the first to admit that I LOVE fall treats.. there's something about the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin that just makes me feel super cozy... but there are ways to make these delectable snacks and beverages a bit healthier!
Check out these 8 Fall Snack Recipes that include trail mix which would be great to bring on your walk or a fall hike, a great breakfast muffin and a pumpkin peanut butter dip.. yum! Or this sugar-free healthy pumpkin spice overnight oats recipe!
What about some cool drinks to enjoy, especially since the summer might be hanging on a bit longer.. try out some of these Healthy Fall Smoothies that including a protein packed shake and a (ohmygosh) roasted marshmellow coffee smoothie!
And because I absolutely love squash because its not only tasty but also incredibly healthy, here are 5 Healthy Fall Squash Recipes to try out!
Let me know if you give any of these healthy fall recipes a try in the comments below or if you have any of your own favourites to share!
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