Tips for a Healthy Fall

 

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived in NW Georgia. Adios to summer and welcome fall!

The transition from summer to fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, activeminds.org put together Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental and physical health in check.
 
1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system!
 
2) Take some time to yourself. Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.
 
3) Boost your immune system. You can do this by drinking plenty of water, washing your hands often to prevent sickness, and eating nutritious foods.
 
4) Get yourself ready for Daylight Savings Time. Go to bed earlier when you can, especially the week before the clocks change. Longer periods of darkness = longer periods of sleep!
 
5) Make some plans for the cold months. In the winter, we tend to hibernate if we don’t have things to keep us busy.
 
6) Moisturize your skin. Harsh temperatures can make your skin dry. Also, you still should be wearing sunscreen.
 
7) Buy in-season food. Beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices. Visit the HarbinSTRONG Farm Stands on Tuesdays at 1825.
 
8) Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts!
 
9) Do some “spring cleaning” in the fall. Clean out your closet, organize that back room, and rid yourself of things you don’t need.
 
10) Get some books to read and shows to watch. Who doesn’t want to sit by the fire on chilly winter nights and read a good book or binge-watch some Netflix?
 
11) Keep a schedule. The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.
 
12) Be kind to yourself. The holidays can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and the flu season can cause sickness. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don’t beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones.

 

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Farm Stand at 1825

Don’t let the cloudy skies keep you from stopping by the HarbinSTRONG Farm Stand today to pick up collards, kale, sweet peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, purple beans and the last of the cherry tomatoes.
Brandon looks forward to seeing you between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.!
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Hike 2 Health on Saturday

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Hike 2 Health

Saturday, October 6th

8:30 a.m.

 
Join Brian Price to walk the trails behind the Rome Braves Stadium. Meet in the parking lot directly behind the stadium.
 
Family and friends are welcome!
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We did it – 50 millions steps!

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7 Secrets to Being Happier

How to Stop Complaining: 7 Secrets to Being Happier

How to Stop Complaining: 7 Secrets to Being Happier

Two psychologists share helpful insights

That car ahead of you is crawling at a snail’s pace. Your coworker constantly interrupts you. Your (fill in the blank: husband, wife, kids) can’t wash the dishes the right way.

Americans find an alarming number of things to complain about.

“I’ve heard the rate of complaints in American conversations ranges from 70 to 84 percent,” says psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD. “Yet none of us likes to hang out with a complainer.”

Psychologist Susan Albers, PsyD, agrees: “Complaints can be like viruses; it’s important to stay away from complainers.”

Click here to learn seven strategies to stop complaining.

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Turkey Trot Training

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Blood Drive Week!

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Blood Assurance will be at Harbin Clinic locations this week. Help us show NW Georgia that we care completely by donating blood to save lives in our communities.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2nd
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Cancer Center
 
12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Corporate
 
Wednesday, October 3rd
8:30 am. – 12 noon
Harbin Clinic Main
 
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Harbin Clinic SCI/Specialty Center
 
Thursday, October 4th
10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Harbin Clinic Cartersville
 
Login to the HarbinSTRONG portal to register!
 
All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt and 15 HarbinSTRONG points.
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