As the days shorten Autumn is an important time to increase your awareness internally and focus on your physical and mental health. It’s a great time to do an internal checklist: are you eating foods which make you feel energised or weary? Are you moving enough to support a healthy heart, spine and nervous system? Is your posture supporting your spinal system in the best way?
Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself healthy as we head into shorter darker days:

  • Eat vibrant, colourful, fresh, energy- full foods even though the cold and dark make us want to eat cake and drink hot chocolate …
  • Although it seems harder to find the time for exercise it’s even more important now, especially if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Keep moving to help your alignment and support your spinal and nervous system as well as keep you mentally more alert.
  • Check your posture regularly, especially if you have a desk job. You’re aiming to have your spine slightly tucked in at the bottom, lower ribs pulled down slightly and most importantly make sure your chin isn’t sticking out (this puts so much pressure on your neck) –lift the back of your head and slightly retract your chin to relieve pressure on your neck.
Dr Mark Walles is a chiropractor in Woking, Surrey, who is passionate about your health. Call 01483 722388 now if you have any questions.