Autumn is not just about shrinking days, shower rains and endless running noses. It is also a season full of bright colours like the trees flaunting their best outfits. Yellow, red, orange, ochre... So we should retrieve inspiration from this world of warm tones, to optimize our past summer and face the coming winter. For both your spirits and physical state, we provide here some clues to pampering yourself. Sign by sign, find out how to spend a fantastic autumn full of vital power.
Physical state. Lighter meals are advised, and above all take your time to savour what is on your plate. Yes, taking your time is the key to finding nutritional well-being, since hurried meals or hasty eating predisposes you to bloats, brashes and to a whole lot of petty pains - nothing serious but nothing funny as well. Arrange for a detox treatment course if needed and get up early. Being an early bird you will take the most out of your upcoming day.
Physical state. Going mushrooming or walking the dog, so many chances to stir out. Keep your own pace, take long walks and you will recharge with positive energy; what's more, strolling with some friends will feed your social relations essential for your well-being. It feels soft. It feels great. It will do you good. No violation to your body. In your own rhythm, nothing but your own rhythm.
Physical state. Staying at home - yes, but not too much however. Since being glued to the TV is no good for anyone. The curious and mobile personality you are, well go move! No need to break records, just for staying fit. Set easily achievable goals: walking 6 000 steps a day, leaving your car as often as possible, no munching between meals... with just a bit of guts, you'll get it done. All those tiny victories boost your self-esteem, an essential thing for getting on well with others.
Physical state. Limit your sugar and sweets which, despite an instant positive effect on your morale, are a menace for your body. For soothing your empty stomach, choose fresh fruit rich in vitamin C and, whether you like it or not, motion is required. No panic, you don't have to run a marathon but still a minimum physical activity is a must. Better if introduced in the morning as it is exactly when you feel at the height of energy. Some yoga, stretching, walking, just keep it smooth, always so smooth...
Physical state. You should mostly keep your diet in order, with less meat, less sauce, more fish and vegetables, more fruit, more fatty acids so essential for us... At the same time you'd better think of getting more oxygen. Fresh air, even though rather chilly, will shake you up. If possible, in the morning, since you are on top of your energy just after you wake up. By the end of the day you are often in low form. This is the moment to soak in a bubble bath perfumed with essential oils and to relax.
Physical state. For you, the only way to be top fit is after all your commitments have been met. In the morning you accomplish in full conscience your duties as a parent, a hearth-keeper, an active woman. By the middle of the day you are at your best. This way you still have enough time for physical activity and for keeping in perfect shape on a regular basis. With continuous but not violent effort, regular activity without any exploits, under thorough control, you will not aim too high nor be satisfied with too little.
Physical state. The essential is to get well oxygenated by staying outdoors as much as possible, doing yoga, breathing deep. Provide for physical activities during the afternoon, as in the morning you still have not got over the sleepless night or a lack of rest when you returned so late after the celebration. Due to frequent bronchi issues you should take special care to avoid catching a cold. A cute coat and a thick sweater on, here you are ready for a trip through this autumn in good shape and brightness.
Physical state. A keen appetite and violent sport activity for compensation, half-measure is never enough for you. Well then, you will make a start this autumn! With a healthy diet above all, not surrendering to the esthetic tyranny imposed to us but having the full tank of fuel required to keep in operation. Next thing you can arrange some drainage for eliminating the effects of stress. It is important to cherish yourself and reconcentrate on your profound resources.
Physical state. Whenever there is a chance, escape to the countryside, take deep breaths, take up outdoor activities. You were made for staying outside, fresh air regenerates you, and when the weather does not let you go out you'd better compensate it by a well-balanced diet. Despite all your love to meat, limit your consumption. Go smooth about cheese, sauces, sour cream and good vine. This way you will avoid gaining extra weight, and nothing is as energizing as that.
Physical state. Eating more will help you stop munching your head off. Eating more will make you feel full at the end of the meal, provided that what is on your plate is light. Cut off eating those dainties that you gulp without notice, sinking into a pack of crisps or giving in to another piece of cake. Being the right moment for purifying your body from all the clutter, turn to green juices and smoothies; what's more, get ready for sleep by going to bed as soon as you feel tired. It is not all about hibernation, just about making some benefit out of this autumn, aimed at retrieving your rhythm and observing your sleep cycles.
Physical state. Don't skip your meals on the ground of not having enough time, or even worse don't swallow goodness knows what in your busiest periods. You'd better take profit from this autumn for drawing closer to nature and slowing down. Slowing down but not falling asleep however. Devote several days a week to physical activity of your choice and commit to regularity. Regularity is essential. It will put structure into your weeks, your activities, your willpower. You have to toe the line if you want to walk far.
Physical state. Say no to indolence. Say no to idleness. Stop looking for excuses, there aren't any. Be it morning frost or not, you have to be in motion. Not for breaking records, just to keep moving. Launch your day with a nourishing breakfast made of eggs, ham, cheese... Banish white sugar that demineralises your body and take up a minimum exercise. Define an action plan: going shopping with some friends, cycling with the one you love. Together you will feel stronger, more audacious and more motivated. Well now, you've got the point.