Dates: Wed 9.09 at 17h and Fri 25.09 at 17h
- Cold season transitioning: how does nature influence your body, mind and emotions?
- Boosting-immunity actions to place yourself in the best case scenario - even more in the current Covid context!
- Anticipation tools: let's make the autumn an easier time
- Tips and strategies to assist you in a changing environment
And easy, fast recipes for a yummy autumn :)
Remember the natural changes and take them along into your planning!
We're aiming for a gentle transitioning between the summer and autumn, that will provide us with:
1. Adjustment of the circadian rhythm
Less natural light comes along with slightly more body fatigue - and that starts in a moment when your agenda is exploding, in September.
Bullet-proof: prioritize getting enough sleep, it is one of the simplest and most valuable things you can do! Don’t forget: autumn is the pre-hibernation season :)
Discussion: how to improve our sleep and fight insomnia naturally
2. Adaptation to colder temperatures
Especially for the ladies in their reproductive years (18 to 50 years old) this is a crucial point, as your own body temperatures changes every week; taking your temperature in the morning and checking the weather forecast will give you the best indication about your energy that day – anticipation is gold!!
Don’t ignore the obvious, especially as both info come free of charge and take you just 1min a day to check.
Discussion: how to match your temperature patterns with nature (discussion for both genders).
3. Revising food choices
So much richness from the food point of view in September!
Make space for inspiration and navigate gently the transition from cold foods, more specific for the summer, to rich and warm ones, more appropriate now.
Discussion: easy, fast, yummy recipes to adjust to the cold season!
4. Adjustment of physical training
Sticking to your training schedule can become more complicated in the following weeks and months, and that’s not because you’re “lazy” or “not motivated”. It’s simply because of the fact that more cold temperatures, less light and more stress at work (and with kids that restart school, when the case) will take a toll on your body energy. You may need to make some workouts shorter or less intense – and remember that when your energy is scarce, it is contra-productive to push yourself in a hard workout. Hard workout when your batteries are low = more Stress for the body. Rest first, train after, and give yourself time to recover after training, too.
If you are fatigued, taking a walk in a park, or simply taking time for a good stretch will do more for your immune system than a hard workout.
Discussion: 5 cool active routines to help you stay fit without a gym – choose one every day (20min long each)
5. Anticipating the stressful moments in the following weeks
We all know how September brings together all the uncompleted, pending tasks since June or so.
But as we know in advance it is so, how about marking the “red”, stressful moments in our calendar?
A “red” day = more sleep, healthy food choices, hydrating well, limiting sugar and alcohol and… taking breaks between different tasks/meetings, even if short ones.
Discussion: bring nature into your calendar: tools for a better visualization of your time in September!
Less and less light during the cold season, combined with less and less opportunities (or mood) to spend time outdoor, bring along the famous deficiency of Vitamin D, vitamin so crucial for immunity and a healthy hormonal system.
It is a common, healthy practice to supplement with Vitamin D during the grey seasons, and Vitamin D can be bought over the counter in any pharmacy.
A visit to the doctor for some blood tests will give you however a better indication about your levels for other vitamins and minerals that you may be low on, so how about planning one? :) Your doctor will prescribe you the general hematology tests to make sure that your general health parameters are all right, which is a very useful exercise to do before the cold weather kicks in - and while you’re there, ask to be tested as well for anemia and for your levels of (at least) Mg, Vitamins B (3, 6, 9, 12), Zn, Cu, Se, Vitamin A, C - and the obvious D.
Discussion: how to choose your supplements best, with the huge variety available off the counter nowadays.
Don’t forget: the richness that you see in nature in the autumn is the same that you should see manifesting in your own life - and it can manifest in so many ways... maybe some you don't even think of :)
LET'S MAKE OUR AUTUMN GREAT!!
Different dates and scenarios possible, varying from 'lunch & learn' to thematic teambuilding events!