As the days grow shorter and the cold weather sets in, taking steps to protect our health and wellbeing are paramount. Here at Purdy & Figg, personal wellness is at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we’re here to offer a helping hand when it comes to staying happy and healthy this autumn.
1. A Daily Dose of Vitamin D
Fresh air and sunshine are good for the soul and - as daylight hours dwindle - it's even more important to make the most of these precious moments whilst we can. Even just 15 minutes of sunlight a day can have a positive impact on our health. Whether it’s a cup of tea in the garden or a stroll around the park, soak up that Vitamin D this autumn and feel the benefits!
2. Buy Seasonal Veg
Instead of buying frozen - eat fresh, seasonal, veggies and let them work wonders for your health. Not only are they packed-full of goodness, they taste better and are generally cheaper than the out-of-season alternatives! Broccoli, beets, cabbage, aubergine, kale, pumpkin, butternut squash, and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great options for the autumn season. Cook them as they are or turn them into a delicious, warming soup. This can be batched and frozen for those cold autumn evenings whilst also minimising food waste!
3. Stay Hydrated
Did you know that feeling cold can dehydrate you much the same as when you’re too hot? That’s right, when we’re chilly our bodies fight to keep us warm, using up our water supply. Make sure you're drinking enough fluids this season and don’t be fooled by the cooler autumn weather. Hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot chocolate work just as well!
4. Give Your Immune System a Boost
A strong immune system will save you from a world of woes as we head towards winter. When it comes to warding off those notorious coughs and sneezes - prevention is always better than cure. Simple lifestyle choices like prioritising sleep and making sure you’re getting those vitamins in will help to boost your immune system this autumn.
5. Adjust Your Routine for Daylight Savings
The switch from the long, warm evenings of summer to the shorter autumnal days can really impact both our mental and physical wellbeing. Try to get up and out of the house in the mornings to make the most of those precious daylight hours - this will also help your circadian rhythm kick in!
6. Give your Home an Autumnal Spring Clean
There is no better time to ‘spring clean’ than during Autumn! With more time being spent indoors your home really is your castle. Clean out your cupboards and dust off those shelves to help create a healthy home! Why not try our brand new seasonal Counter Clean scents ‘Juniper and Cardamom’ and ‘Lavender and Chamomile’ to help create a clean and cosy home! They’re set to sell out fast so don’t miss out and fill your home with the crisp, clean scents of Autumn!