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Tips on a Healthier Fall Lifestyle

fall-runLiving healthy is essential. Not only can it help you live a longer, more fulfilling life, but it can help save you money on insurance in the long run. As fall begins, the weather is getting cooler, flu season is starting, and the holidays are coming up. How do you stay healthy? We have some tips:


  • Be Careful How You Tailgate: Fall is known for football games. Whether you are going to watch the game at the local sports bar or in the stadium itself, you can consume a lot of unnecessary calories between snack foods and alcohol. Switch your cheesy dips and bacon burgers out for salsa, wraps, or grilled kabobs with lean meat to keep your calorie count down for the day.
  • And Watch Your Holiday Meals: Besides tailgating, holiday meals can also pack a punch for calories. You can reduce your intake by being aware of how much you are eating, eating the high-calorie dishes in smaller portions, and establishing ground rules for how much you plan to eat beforehand.
  • Quit Smoking: Break the habit by combining medication with other strategies, like changing your daily routine, to break the habit successfully.
  • Get the Flu Vaccine: Getting the flu is no joke, and because it affects the lungs, it can also lead to more severe problems – like pneumonia. Flu season starts in October, so if you are considering the flu shot, now is the time to do it!
  • Get Some Exercise: Studies show that a moderate amount of exercise – such as half an hour of walking, aerobics, bicycling, or swimming – helps to fight the effects of aging on the brain. It has the bonus of helping to combat stress, too!
  • Watch for Germs: Accidentally contact with the virus is the easiest way to catch a cold or the flu. Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue when you sneeze, and throw it away afterward. Using hand sanitizer is helpful too, and try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after you may have come into contact with germs – those are the easiest ways for the germs to spread.


With these tips in mind, you will be well on your way to staying healthy for the rest of this fall season!

Don Westerfeld 10/25/2013 1:02:00 PM

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