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Fall 2022: healthy and happy

After a hot or not really hot summer, our immune system needs additional support to avoid exacerbating chronic problems.

In summer, we usually let ourselves more. Parties, different foods, swimming, get acquainted with new countries and people. This entertainment is seriously undermining our immunity. As you know, fall is the time of chronic diseases. Therefore, you need to prepare your body in advance to avoid health problems. We found out what to do and how to get ready! 

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After summer walks under the moon, night parties in the country, and fun in the nightclubs you need to normalize the regime of the day. Melatonin is a hormone that is formed in the body during sleep. It is the most effective hormone against cell aging processes and inhibits the development of infectious and oncological processes by activating immune defense.

The older you are getting, the more significantly melatonin decreases. The older the person, the more important it is to observe the schedule of the day and sleep at least 7-8 hours. Don’t forget your summer sports. And you do not have to go to an expensive gym, you can just walk, ride a bike, play outside with children.

Fall is a difficult time for everyone who has problems with digestion. Here, too, regimen is important. Digestive glands are much easier to produce the necessary substances «on schedule». In addition, you need to reduce the amount of fatty, fried, canned food, soda and sweets.

Almost all organs, as well as all life support systems of the body are responsive to the arrival of fall, but in order to stay healthy in the autumn period, it is very important to understand what happens at this point with immunity. Studies prove that adverse weather conditions induce changes in lymphoid tissue, which are often irreversible.

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The circulatory system suffers primarily from such changes, with a sharp drop in the blood content of not only lymphocytes and lymphocytes, but also immunoglobulin, as well as a minimum weight of the spleen and thymus gland.

All this leads to the fact that the immune system begins to function less effectively, as a result of which the body becomes less protected from all sorts of virus attacks, characteristic for the autumn season. That is why in a period of fall there are frequent outbreaks of not only all kinds of colds, but also the flu, and all these diseases are quite serious, and are very reluctant to be treated.

How does autumn affect the psyche as well as the nervous system?

As already mentioned, in the autumn period, a depressive condition can cause serious problems with the gastrointestinal tract, vascular system, and heart muscle.

The main cause of problems with psychological health is considered to be a decrease in the length of daylight, during which the epiphysis no longer has time to develop the necessary amount of melatonin.

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That is why, to avoid possible problems with the psyche, it is recommended to start taking general strengthening drugs in early fall, and the so-called adaptogens contained in them will help your body to prepare faster for the upcoming cold.

So what to do? How to deal with this problem?

At the beginning of autumn, it will not be superfluous to carefully analyze the abundance and deficiency of some key vitamins: the level of vitamin D3 and fat-soluble vitamins A, E, K. D3 is involved in the formation of hormonal backgrounds and affects immune control. Vitamin A is responsible for skin protection, E for steroid hormones, vitamin K for blood and D3 absorption. Group B vitamins are responsible for neuroprotection, hemorrhaging, skin, etc.

Any flaw indicates that the person did something wrong and did not correct the error in time. If the indicators are going to the lower border, the deficit needs to be filled medically, because it is almost impossible to quickly close the serious imbalance at the expense of food.

Often the deficiency is due to genetics. Genes are responsible for the production of enzymes that activate the withdrawal of a particular vitamin. People with high production rates for these enzymes have a daily need for vitamin slightly higher than others.

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Pay attention in particular to vitamin C if you do not have an excess of it. It increases the basic protective properties of the body and gives a strong boost to the immune system. Vitamin C, like any vitamin, is better to take in the morning because it excites and tones the body.

Another thing that should definitely be paid attention during the fall is an assessment of the level of stress that increases the risk of getting ill tenfold. Each morning, rate it yourself on a scale from zero to ten - if more than six, take action. It may be necessary to change the mode of the day: to go to bed no later than 23, to get up at 7.

It is not necessary to sleep more than ten hours, less than six - not allowed. Combine the right day mode with taking B vitamins, such as magnesium B6, neurocartovite. Also take some time for physical activity: it helps to expend stress hormones. You can also connect a relaxing massage of the body, which is pretty good to change the path of the impulses coming from the irritant to the central nervous system.

Take care today so your fall will be happy and healthy!

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Julia Stecher is an award-winning fitness model, professional nutritionist, and certified personal trainer who provides personal training services in Zurich and online.

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