It’s that time of year. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air and the weather is finally starting to cool down. The changing seasons are Mother Nature’s way of telling us it’s time to switch things up. Whether you’ve been go-go-go all summer long, or are just ready for a reset, the Fall season is the perfect time to slow things down and recommit to healthy living.
Establishing a healthy routine doesn’t have to be complicated or super challenging either, a few simple swaps can make a huge difference and set you up for success throughout the year.
Sweat Less, Make the Switch
Fall is the perfect time to ditch the old and switch to a natural deodorant. The biggest deterrent for making the switch is often a fear of sweat and stink. With cooler weather on the way, there’s less sweat to worry about and no excuse not to give natural a try.
Making the switch from drug store brands to an aluminum-free, natural formula like Source Vitál Apothecary’s Deozein®, will allow your body to breathe, promote a lighter feeling of detox (because hey, sweating is natural) and give you the reset you may not have known you needed.
Natural isn’t just the way to go for your health and wellness, it has other benefits too! Say goodbye to those pesky yellow stains on your white shirts (yup, antiperspirant was the culprit here!) and white marks all over your favorite LBD.
Even better, when you make the switch you can join our Natural Deodorant Challenge and be entered to win weekly drawings for a year’s worth of deodorant plus the grand prize which also includes a $1,000 donation in your name (or in honor of a loved one) to The Rose, a local Houston organization dedicated to providing mammograms and quality beast care health to all women.
Click here to enter the Natural Deodorant Challenge now.
With cooler temps arriving, try to get out more and walk. Walking is a great, low-impact way to move your body, but it’s also good for the brain.
Studies show that walking actually sends more blood flow to your brain — no wonder all those great ideas happen when you’re out for a stroll! Try taking a “walking meeting” at work, add an extra loop around the park with your pup, or take the long way home to get in some extra steps.
Pumpkin, squash, apples. Just a few of Fall’s harvest faves. Adding fresh produce into your diet doesn’t have to be cumbersome either. Hit up your local Farmer’s Market or grocery store to stock up, then try an easy Instant Pot recipe for good eats in no time.
As tempting as it may be to down every pumpkin spice latte and apple cider that comes you way, remember the golden rule of balance. While it may not be as hot as summer months, your body still needs regular hydration in the form of good ‘ole H20.
Take a Digital Detox
You’ve detoxed your body by switching your deodorant and eating better, so why not detox your mind, too?
We spend hours and hours in front of our screens at work and at home. And the impact of this screen time can lead to added stress, strained eyes, hunched shoulders and sore necks, and even effect your self-confidence.
Try a one-day detox and see how it makes you feel. Or set a time in the evenings when you put away the cell phones and electronics. Instead visit with your family, read a book or meditate. You may be surprised at how much of an impact dropping the digital devices has on your daily life!
When you make healthier choices, you’ll start to notice the benefits in all areas of your life! A simple reset or detox can turn into a habit, but it all starts with taking a step in the right direction. If it seems daunting, that step doesn’t have to be taken alone! Source Vitál Apothecary is here to support and guide you in the right direction, arming you with the tools and products you need to live a more holistic life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay McClelland is a content and social media contributor for Source Vitál Apothecary. Lindsay is a marathon runner, RYT- 200 yoga teacher and former collegiate swimmer, so naturally she's bringing you write-ups on staying healthy inside and out, leading an active lifestyle, nutrition and overall holistic health.