Looking to stay healthy as you move into a new season? When the world around us changes, our bodies have to deal with extra stress. Anyone can fall victim to a bug if they haven’t take care of their body. That’s true of wellness center patients, too. Here’s a quick list of 7 ways to stay healthy…even in the middle of season change.

1. Eat foods that support health. Two words: fruit and vegetables…with the accent on vegetables. Avoid processed foods which lack vital nutrients.

2. Exercise, exercise, exercise. The benefits of exercise on robust health are too numerous to mention here. It’s not an option, it’s something that you have to do. If you’re just starting out, begin walking and work up to 30 minutes sessions, 3- 5 days a week.

3. Get some sun. Vitamin D is made when our skin comes in contact with sunlight. That’s a problem because this vitamin is vital to the immune system. Using sun block interferes with that process. 20 minutes of sunlight can produce quite a bit of Vitamin D. If you remain unconvinced, take a Vitamin D3 supplement.

4. Chiropractic. A chiropractor can improve the function of the spine which allows the nervous system to work at its best.

5. Omega 3. This supplement comes from cold water fish and flax seeds.There is very little of it in our diets. This oil helps you heart, brain and immune system.

6. Detoxify. Face it, most of us are walking garbage cans. We’ve been eating bad food, breathing bad air and drinking polluted water for years. Eating right and drinking plenty of water help. There are also many supplements that stimulate the liver and help cleanse the colon. That’s a subject for another article.

7. The importance of sleep. Too many people staying up late and get up early. Cutting back on sleep is an invitation to weaken the immune system. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation reduces the produce of T-Cells. So stop watching late night TV and get a good night’s sleep.

So that’s your health plan for seasonal shifts. Come to think about it, is there any reason not to do this all year long?