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Eat Healthy This Fall With Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

Modern technology and a globalized world mean your local grocery store carries pretty much any fruit or vegetable you want, at any time of year.

But that doesn’t mean you should.

Health experts say eating “seasonally” is better for both your body and your budget. Eating seasonally is eating produce that’s currently being grown.

Buying local seasonal produce can actually be more nutritious because it spends less time being transported to you. The moment a fruit or vegetable is picked or cut, it begins losing nutrients, so all that transport time can really cut down on nutrients. Plus, most mass-shipped produce is picked before it’s fully ripe, and not up to its full nutrient potential in the first place.

Have you ever noticed how much more expensive blueberries are in the winter? That’s because blueberries are off-season in North America during that time.

When you buy produce during peak season, it’s in peak supply. Distributors don’t have to pay as much to transport it to your local grocery store when it’s being grown closer to home. That pays off at the checkout, shaving money off of the selling price.

Sweet Potatoes

Eating Seasonally This Fall

A new season is here, and with it, a whole range of in-season fruits and vegetables. Here are some fruits and veggies currently in-season:

  • Apples. Harvested in late summer through fall, they’re a fall favorite. While Minnesota is known for inventing the Honeycrisp, try the University of Minnesota’s newest apple variety this year – the First Kiss.
  • Sweet Potatoes. These veggies are a good source of vitamin c and are rich in fiber and beta-carotene, which can promote healthy eyesight.
  • Beets. They taste great in salads and are even sweeter roasted. They even contain a compound that may help prevent heart and liver disease.
  • Cauliflower. This veggie tastes best in the fall. Plus it may even prevent cancer, thanks to a compound called glucosinolates.

Eating seasonally is a great way to keep your health in tip-top shape, especially if you’re on the mend from an injury.

For more tips and tricks on staying healthy, visit 360 Chiropractic. We use modern Chiropractic techniques for enhanced comfort and effectiveness, including acupuncture, massage therapy, and rehabilitation.

The Best Exercising Tips During The Fall

Fall presents its own unique workout challenges. Exercising outside is enjoyable, until it gets too cold, rainy, or dark before you break a sweat. Life becomes crazy busy as school and fall activities start again. We are here to remind you how important it is to exercise and take care of your body. Here are some tips for exercising during the fall.

 

Take a Jog Through the Woods

It is a pleasure to exercise in the fall weather as long as you can find free time during the afternoon hours. If your MO is jogging through the neighborhood, change things up and try a jog in the woods. The forest trees will delight your senses with their gorgeous colors and crisp breezes. The uneven terrain will present an element of difficulty to your exercise regiment and challenge your balance.

 

Be An Active TV Watcher

Exercise does not have to happen outside of your house and it does not have to take a lot of effort. If you need to incorporate exercise into your life but you are not sure where to start, try getting your heart going while watching your favorite fall TV shows. WebMd.com suggest utilizing the commercial breaks to practice lunges, do squats, jumping jacks, stretches, yoga stances, lift weights, or do sit-ups. Your body will thank you for multitasking.

 

Take a Class

With the kids in school, you might use the open spaces of time to sign up for a gym visit or exercise class like Zumba or Pilates. Try finding a class that fits between the time when the kids get on the bus and you start your work day. If you already go to a regular class, switch it up! Try a new exercise  and stay fresh while working different parts of your body.

 

As autumn temps begin to lower, so can your desire to exercise and get in shape. It is not so hard to find time for exercise if the drive is there. 360 Chiropractic wants you to be the healthiest you can be! Take care of your body this season and use our tips for getting in exercise.