Good morning, dear readers!
As you know yesterday I posted an article about autumn, beauty and gifts that are brought with it. Today, however, I am going to tell you in a few rows how it affects the autumn season of the body and how we can protect it from the changes that occur.
With the sudden change in the temperature of the autumn season, the rays of the sun, the human body is affected, and at the same time the lifestyle too.
Low quality of sleep during the fall
The short days of autumn and the long nights bring changes in our body. The quality of rest decreases, causing us to be more sleepy, thus more susceptible to anxiety and depression.
According to the Harvard Institute, in October we sleep more, with 2.7 extra hours per night. Thus, we are affected by a condition called hypersomnia, which can be defined as the opposite of insomnia.
However, this long rest is not exactly beneficial for the body. The eyes are affected by low ultraviolet sun rays during the day in autumn in comparison with the summer time, so our habits are affected. As a result, we sleep longer but wake up tired in the morning.
It is recommended to enjoy the fresh air and the sun’s rays as much as possible, and respect strictly the sleeping hours.
We become more susceptible to infections and colds
During the fall the viruses act more easily due to the humid environment and cold. As the temperature drops in the thermometer, the world becomes sick much easier.
The appearance of allergens in the air, different types of pollen and mold can seriously affect the body during the fall. The best way to protect this factor from negative factors is to maintain proper hygiene, protecting us from germs.
With the beginning of the school the traffic intensifies, and probably the volume of work will give us a headache and all these can affect the mood, making us feel that we lost control.
The best solution is to meditate for a few moments every day and keep in mind that we are human beings and we do not have to load the program more than we can carry.
Autumn is predicting the coming of winter, the cold season. Winter is the season of comfort and cold, when the land is barren and the food is rare.
Our bodies want to consume more dense foods, such as fats and carbohydrates, and our metabolism can cease within a preservation area to create the layer for the following winter season.
It is important to focus on healthy and seasonal foods such as potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot, also soups and stews. It is very important to have an active life, practicing sports and take care of our own body.
Dehydration of the body
With the lowering of the temperature we have a higher chance of feeling dehydrated. If during the summer we drink more water due to the unbearable heat, during the cold seasons we consume more hot drinks such as coffee and tea that does not hydrate the body as good as water does.
To avoid dehydration the most recommended is to consume at least two liters of water per day.
Autumn is a season of transition, meditation and inner reflection. At the end of the day it is important to honor the changes of the season and the changes within us. Let’s use all the resources available to improve our body and become a better version of us.
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