It’s State Fair time here in Minnesota and we all know what that means, right?!? The end of summer is upon us and back to school time is here. This time of year is always bittersweet – we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, hot yoga (pictured here), wrapping ourselves in blankets and crunchy leaves under our feet.
Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines – your autumn healthy lifestyle may look a bit different than your summer one, but that’s to be expected. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.
As an Empowering All community, we are here to encourage and uplift one another on our own health journeys as we shift through the seasons. Regardless of your age, your crazy-busy schedule or where you’re at on your health journey, all that matters is getting out there and taking it one day at a time.
Here are Three Transition Tips for Falling into Healthy Habits
Tip #1: Boost Your Immune System
Noticed some sneezing and coughing around the house, the office, in the schools? Now is the time to start boosting your immune system to stay healthy throughout this season.
- “Activate” your way to a healthier you. Activate acts as a Emergen-C and Airborne replacement with twice the zinc and echinacia. Put it in your warm water with some honey or mix it in a blender bottle on the go
- “Armor” yourself by diffusing Armor Essential Oil daily and using it with a carrier oil on your feet, throat and other areas of your body
- Supplement with Oligo…the best Immune System fighting thing you can do with your body to ward off colds, flus and other seasonal ailments.
Tip #2: Spice Up Your Smoothies
As we transition into cooler weather, the last thing we want in the morning is an ice-cold smoothie. So simply swap those ice cubes with hot water, and you can turn a summer staple into an autumn favorite. Take your cold pressed Mountain Cabin Coffee and warm it up with a scoop of your favorite GC Control — not only will it curb your appetite, but it will regulate your blood sugar metabolism and help you stay full throughout the day.
Our GC Control flavor of the month is pumpkin spice and peach cobbler. We highly recommend the Pumpkin Protein Shake:
- 1 Banana
- 1 scoop Pumpkin Spice GC Control
- 1/4 cup Almond milk
- 1 Granola
- Add in 1 tbsp of vanilla Ultra Performance Protein or Proflex Protein for a little added Protein boost
Tip #3: Focus on the Exhale
Make time for stress-free activities
When you’ve got a lot happening, it can be hard to make time for relaxation. But there is tons of evidence that shows participating in relaxing activities improve our health, and keeps our brains healthy too. So carve out some time to relax – schedule it in your calendar if you need to. Just make it happen and follow our lead — yoga with friends (pictured here), is always a treat.
Check out our upcoming yoga and wellness gatherings that focus on mind, body restoration and wellness. There’s nothing like that back-to-school energy to turn your relaxed summer attitude upside down, but staying calm is key to staying healthy. Incorporate relaxation techniques into your routine now before the (dare we say it) the holiday season stress starts.
Use these relaxing essential oils
Lavender and Peace: Lavender can help the body adapt to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Peace has a few blends for mood relaxation. Put either on your pillow, add it to your diffuser or add a few drops to your bath and you’ll be blissful in no time.
Lighten: Lighten is a vibrant, refreshing blend of tangerine, bergamot, lavender, ylang-ylang, rosemary, cedarwood, and roman chamomile that help create a relaxing and calm atmosphere. Dilute in roll-on bottle and apply to temples, back, or feet for a comforting experience. Dilute and diffuse into shoulders, neck back or feet.
So What Health Habits are you adding this fall? Let us know. We’d like to know!