The gloomy days of summers
are gone and yesterday we have already entered our second autumnal equinox of
2019, paving a road to hectic schedules occupied with work, school, and other
On Monday, we entered our
second autumnal equinox of 2019. Also called fall equinox or September equinox,
autumnal equinox means the fall season begins in the Northern Hemisphere and
the spring season begins in the Southern Hemisphere.
People who reside right
along the equator, such as Alaska, have to face 12 hours of days and 12 hours
of nights, which is why they do not notice a difference.
The term “equinox” is
derived from the Latin word “aequus” meaning equal and “nox” meaning night, so
equinox meaning “equality between day and night.”
The autumnal equinox ends
with the winter solstice, wherein the sun rises later and night comes sooner.
This year’s winter solstice begins on December 21, when the days will be longer
and nights will be shorter.
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The transition to the
shorter and busier days of the fall season in the USA can be a challenge. To
help ease the change, here are eight wellness tips to help ease your body and
mind into the transition of the colder months.
This year’s fall foliage
schedule is likely to be delayed by a few weeks across the country because
temperatures are expected to remain above average for a few weeks to come,
according to The Weather Channel. Please note that fall foliage is not due to
current weather changes. In fall foliage, leaves tend to change color due to daylight
Fall Season Health Tips
The transition from summer
to the shorter days of fall can be a real deal. Here are a few tips that could
help you to overcome such challenges and help ease the transition.
- Strengthen your immune system
Look for foods that are
rich in antioxidants with high nutritious value, which will boost your immune
system, combating infections and allergies. Include green leafy vegetables,
fruits, nuts and seeds in your diet. Drink plenty of water and do not forget to
wash your hands often to stay away from sickness.
You may feel a bit a lazy
this autumn and it is easy to just sit around and do nothing all the time.
However, it is important to keep your body moving. Make sure you keep yourself
physically active in order to stay away from illnesses related to the fall
season in the USA.
- Take Vitamin D Supplement
We often get our vitamin D
from getting exposed to the sun in the summers, which is greatly affected when
the weather is cold and when we spend more time indoors during the autumns. You
can use a vitamin D supplement that can boost your immune system if you find
that you are not getting enough of it during this fall season.
- Check with your PCP
If you think you are unwell
and feel drowsy or sick, please check without your PCP without any further delay.
Pollen allergy during the fall season in the USA is common, which is
characterized by the symptoms of sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, red or itchy
eyes, and mild fever.