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September 11, 2020

The cool, crisp breeze, the scent of pumpkins in the air…. there isn’t anything quite like fall. While we may be sad that summer is winding down, fall offers several months of pumpkin patches, apple picking, and spooky surprises. As fun as this may be, though, the transition from the hot and humid summer to the cool and dry fall can take its toll. That’s why we’ve put together these few health and wellness tips for the fall season. Read on to learn more:

Get your flu shot

With the coronavirus pandemic still affecting our everyday lives, many people may not be thinking about the ordinary flu. However, the flu shot may be more important now than ever before, as it is possible for people to contract both the coronavirus and the ordinary flu. This could wreak havoc on our health, so take some precautions and get your flu shot this year.

Beware of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is linked to the lack of sunlight we receive in the fall and winter months. This can seriously affect your life, sapping your energy and making you lose interest in things that you love. To help combat this, try using light therapy throughout your home and take some additional vitamin D supplements.

Take some vitamin D

Speaking of vitamin D, you’re going to get much less of it in the coming months. Low levels of vitamin D can cause fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, and more. You won’t be able to get as much vitamin D from the sun, so get some extra doses from your food or from supplements. You can also talk to your doctor about the best ways to get in extra vitamin D in the fall and winter months.

Moisturize your skin

Finally, the cold temperatures are going to dry out your skin, so make sure you moisturize regularly. This means moisturizing when you get out of the shower in the morning and before you go to bed at night. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it later.

Keep wearing your sunglasses

You won’t be getting as much sun as you did in the summertime, but it’s still important to wear your sunglasses while you’re out and about. After all, sunglasses can protect us from various health problems later in life. So, be sure to get your pair of shades from Shade Tree Sunglasses today!

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