Now that we’ve transitioned from long, warm summer days to short, crisp fall air, we have to switch up our daily routines!
Your health needs vary by the season, which is why you might increase your water intake and put on more SPF in the summer months, and drink up more hot cider and tea, and apply more lotion for dry skin in the fall.
Wondering what you can do to optimize your health this autumn? Here are a few things you can do to stay in good health this autumn.
Get your flu shot
Flu season can start as early as November and can last until May. The best time of year to get your seasonal flu shot is during the month of October, right before the season takes it course. Once you get vaccinated for the flu, your body’s immune system creates antibodies that protect you against the flu, and can even lessen your cold symptoms.
After being cooped up indoors all winter, the first thing you want to do when summer arrives is get outside and get active, whether that’s swimming, bike riding, or exercising outdoors. The fall is still a great season to be involved in outdoor activities such as hiking, a game of flag football, and it’s still even warm enough to go bike riding.
Get More Sleep
With the longer days of summer, you probably stayed up a little later. Now’s the time to take advantage of these longer days for more sleep time! The average person needs at least 6-8 hours of sleep, so be sure to get some shut-eye as the days get longer.
Opt For Healthier Options
Fall calls for pumpkin, and pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin pie, and pumpkin spice doughnuts, and more! While you may want to indulge and give into your sweet tooth, opt for the actual pumpkin, as this seasonal superfood as have amazing health benefits and is rich in potassium and antioxidants.
Seasonal Flu Shots in Stamford, CT
Have you gotten your flu shot yet? What are you waiting for?
AFC Urgent Care Stamford administers walk-in seasonal flu shots – no appointment necessary!
Getting an annual flu shot prevents symptoms such as coughing, congestion, dehydration, muscle aches, and more. Our seasonal flu shots are cost-effective, and are also covered by most insurances.
For more information about our seasonal flu shots, our walk-in clinic services, or other services we provide, please call us at 203-969-2000.