4 Tips to Stay Stylish and Healthy This Autumn

By on September 24, 2018

It’s that time of year. Coffee shops have released their seasonal drinks, green leaves are turning every shade of orange and yellow, and it’s almost cold enough to have a fire going when you turn on the evening news. Fall has arrived!

While it’s tempting to abandon summer entirely for the flavors of fall, there are a few habits you should maintain and adopt to be your best self as the seasons change. Here are four tips to help you stay stylish and healthy this autumn:

  1. Protect Your Eyes

Sun safety is typically associated with long, hot summer days, and while UV light is most intense during the summer months, it is still present in the fall. According to David Cartwright, head of National Eye Health Week, “When the sun is low in the sky during Autumn months the total amount of UV radiation your eyes are exposed to dramatically increases.” Do your best to protect your eyes and grab a pair of sunglasses along with your scarf as you head out the door. Not only will it keep harmful UV rays out of your eyes, your shades will add an unexpected flair of style to your outfit.

  1. Eat Fall Superfoods

One of the best things about fall? The food! Apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin-flavored everything … the list of delicious, healthy autumnal food is never-ending. Even warm, organic spices are synonymous with fall and can transform a summery meal into an autumnal feast. From refreshing salads to hearty soups, it’s hard to get bored with autumnal dishes as the weather shifts from warm to cool to cold. As a bonus, many of these fruits and vegetables are functional foods, meaning they offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition. For example, sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, which can help prevent skin cells from sustaining damage from the sun.

  1. Exercise Regularly

As the leaves begin to fall and the days get shorter, it’s all too easy to stay inside and hibernate. However, it’s important to stay active and exercise regularly, especially when the only thing you want to do is get cozy with some hot tea and a good book. Exercise is particularly important for older adults to stay healthy as its benefits include improved mobility, boosted mood, and increased physical endurance. For an extra boost, get outside for your workouts so you can enjoy the cool weather, changing leaves, and even more health benefits. It’ll keep you feeling and looking great for the rest of the year and well into the next!

  1. Keep Wearing Your Summer Wardrobe

Don’t put away your sundresses and floral prints just yet. Fall is a time of transition from warm to cool weather; temperatures fluctuate and don’t just switch from hot to cold overnight. Instead of forgetting about your summer clothes until next year, try to adapt your wardrobe to work in the cold weather. Try simple changes, such as wearing a pair of tights under a skirt or a cardigan over a tank top (if you want to get really bold, you can even wear white after Labor Day). Pairing a decidedly fall makeup look with your summer favorites can keep you stylish, comfortable, and weather-appropriate all season long.

Fall is a beautiful time of year that is meant to enjoyed and celebrated. Make the most of it by taking care of yourself and savoring everything autumn has to offer! 

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4 Tips to Stay Stylish and Healthy This Autumn