Fall is here and the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to make sure that we stay healthy during the fall months! Here are 5 ways to stay healthy this fall so you can keep doing what you love
Have any fun adventures planned for this fall? We’re keeping it pretty low key this year and don’t have too much planned or scheduled for this fall, and it’s nice! Getting to relax a bit and enjoy the leaves changing colors, hunting for pumpkins, baking, and blogging. Pretty chill here (quite literally, we got snow this week!). Time to bundle up in my prAna sweaters 🙂
So far, no one in our house has gotten sick yet, and we’re hoping to keep everyone healthy through fall and winter with good nutrition and plenty of water. If you want to stay in top health this season, here are some of our tips to stay healthy so you can enjoy fall!
5 ways to stay healthy this fall
1. Drink plenty of water
This is something that I really need to work on! When the weather is hot in the summertime, we usually don’t need to be reminded to drink plenty of water. But when the weather cools off, I know I personally don’t drink as much because I don’t feel like I need as much water when it’s cool outside.
A good rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in ounces each day. So if you’re 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces. That’s just a baseline, you may need more than that. If you’re getting tired of plain water, jazz it up with some fruit slices. You’ll get a little vitamin C boost while you’re at it!
2. Stay active
I know it’s super tempting to go into hibernation when the weather gets cooler, but stay the course with your workouts and keep moving. Find some new exercise classes you can try to mix things up, or switch up your workout schedule to keep things fresh and interesting. Just make sure to clean your hands and equipment frequently if you workout at the gym!
Building those workout consistency habits leading up to the fall and winter holidays can help you stick to your workouts during the stressful holiday season and will keep you healthy throughout fall and winter.
Sometimes getting new workout clothing can get us motivated, too! Gift yourself some prAna clothing to keep your fitness wardrobe fresh this fall. If you love leggings to workout in or for everyday, check out prAna’s Caraway tights. The black birdeye pattern adds a fun touch to fall outfits.
3. Get plenty of sleep
Good health depends on good sleep and proper rest since those sleeping hours are where your body does most of it’s restoration work. You need good quality rest to stay healthy both mentally and physically. Prioritize good sleep! Set aside time for consistent bed times and wake times, and get into a bedtime routine to wind your body down for sleep.
Plan ahead for better sleep by turning off electronics and blue light close to bedtime, and cutting out caffeine completely after 3 pm. Making small changes like these can make a big difference in your sleep quality and health!
4. Stay nourished with high quality whole foods
There is no season for whole foods, but during the cold and flu season, it’s especially important to make sure that you are getting lots of fresh produce that’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help your immune system stay strong during the colder months.
Center your diet around whole foods first, like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, nuts, seeds, and legumes so you’re fueling your body with what it needs to power you through workouts and keep your immune system strong.
5. Get outside
We’re already getting snow here in Wyoming, and some days I don’t feel like getting outside in the cold and wind much. But once I get outdoors, I always feel better in the fresh air and sunshine! Even if the sun isn’t shining, the fresh air can do wonders for helping you feel better.
And they don’t even have to be structured workouts outside, you can go for a short walk, rake leaves, shovel some snow, or work in the yard a bit. Every little bit of time outdoors can make a difference! Just make sure you bundle up if it’s really cold. I’m loving my new Rockaway Jacket from prAna these days, it’s comfy and warm!
prAna: sustainable and mindful clothing for active living
If you’re looking for fall clothing that fits your active lifestyle, check out prAna! I’ve posted several times about prAna clothing over the years on The Fit Cookie, and I love how they make clothing for active living that’s sustainable and versatile. You can wear their clothes to work or on a hike, they are great either way!
prAna is passionate about giving back to communities around the world and creating a positive impact on our planet by creating clothing made with materials that are sustainable, recycled, organic, hemp, and fair trade certified. The clothing created at prAna is designed to move with you on any adventure, but their first mission as a company is to give more back to the world than they take.
prAna sent me the Rockaway Jacket in black and the Caraway tights in black birdeye to share with my readers. Both of these items are made with recycled polyester, and the Caraway tights are made with bluesign© certified fabric. Together, these make the perfect fall outfit that’s comfy and ready for any adventure!
The Rockaway Jacket in black
The Caraway Tight in black birdeye
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PrAna . The opinions and text are all mine.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist