As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change, there’s no better time than the present to make some positive changes to your daily habits. Small changes can have the biggest impacts when it comes to our health, and these simple things are sure to help you feel your best for fall.
Sit down to your meals
Sitting down to eat can help you consume fewer calories, because you eat more slowly and pay attention to what you’re putting in your mouth. If you’re hoping to lose (or maintain) weight, setting the table and sitting down can help you eat less food and enjoy your meal more.
Step away from the screen
Taking your smartphone or tablet to bed? It’s time to stop. Set up a docking station outside your bedroom and leave your bed for sleeping. The blue light emitted by digital screens tells your brain it’s time to be awake – plus, what’s more distracting than work emails and Facebook notifications? Need to finish a few emails before bed? Try a blue-light blocking app (like f.lux) or set your phone or tablet to night shift.
Go to bed on time
Did you know adults need seven to nine hours of sleep nightly? Are you getting it? Set a bedtime and establish a routine that helps you unwind at the end of the day. Not sure when you should hit the hay? Count backwards from your preferred wakeup time and start getting ready for bed 30-minutes before light’s out.