The fall season is now in full swing. The leaves have certainly begun changing colors and are even beginning to fall. With its beautiful colors and crisp weather, the autumn season is certainly one of the most enjoyable times of the year; however, it is often the period when many people get sick. It is not only the prime time for flu season, but it is also when many people come down with coughs and colds as well. Although many people dislike fall because of this reason, if you know how to keep healthy during the season of changing leaves, you are sure to enjoy yourself during this time of year.

Prepare for Getting Sick
One of the main reasons why so many people get sick during this season is the immense change in weather. In recent years especially, the weather changes very abruptly from warm summer weather to cool and crisp autumn weather. People go from wearing shorts and t-shirts one day to wearing jackets and sweaters the next. Since you already know that this is going to happen, you need to prepare by having your cold weather clothes ready to go. You will also want to make sure that you get your flu shot in order to protect yourself from the illness which can get very serious very quickly. Even if you manage to avoid the flu, odds are you will get sick at some point during autumn. Have your house stocked with cough and cold medicine, as well as expectorants that will keep your immune system up to par before you get sick.

Keep Yourself Active and Follow a Healthy Eating Plan
Keeping yourself active and following a healthy eating plan is imperative all throughout the year, but especially during fall. As the days get shorter and the weather cools down, you are likely to want to spend less time outside. This is normal, but you still need to keep yourself in shape. Joining a gym, doing yoga, swimming in a pool, and doing any kind of indoor exercise is a great way to keep yourself in shape and healthy at the same time during the chilly weather. If you do not have time to work out, you can even try some chair yoga while at work. Following a healthy eating plan is also a necessity during the fall. While it is okay to over-indulge a bit, being that you are stuck inside for much of the season, you want to make sure that you retain a generally healthy eating plan comprised of plenty of fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins like fish and chicken.

Final Thoughts
The fall season is a season of change. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and the weather is getting colder. While the world around you may be changing, it is important that you keep your body’s health stagnant in order to remain fit. As long as you remember to prepare for sickness and to keep yourself active with a healthy eating plan, you are sure to stay healthy this autumn!

Author's Bio: 

Eric Horowitz is a writer and health enthusiast from New York City. He has been a promoter of healthy living for over 5 years