5 things to improve your mental health this autumn

For some people, as temperatures and daylight length drop, so does their mood. As seasons change, their mood can become more challenging to maintain.

Here are 5 things you can do this autumn to help maintain your mental health.

1. Eat autumn produce

Numerous studies have discovered a connection between our mental health and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. The great thing is that autumn is the perfect time for eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as farmers are harvesting their fields and orchards.

To help you maintain a diet that includes fruits and vegetables, consider autumn inspired recipes, like pumpkin soup or homemade juices.

2. Get outside

With shrinking daylight hours, it’s even more critical this time of the year to get sun exposure. Sunlight can help us fight depression and other mood disorders.

While you’re at it, use the time to get a bit of exercise in. Go for a run, walk your dog, or hike in a nearby forest.

3. Sleep

Make sure you get proper sleep. Don’t get too little, but don’t get too much either.

Darkness is necessary for your body to produce melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep and wake cycles. Make sure you maintain a consistent sleep schedule and avoid habits that can make it difficult to fall asleep.

4. Relax

Find some time to wind down after work or school. Stresses during the day can build up, and over time, this buildup can affect our mental health. Try meditation, do some yoga, take a warm bath, read a book, visit with close friends, or listen to some music. Or maybe there’s something else that you like to do.

5. Take EMPowerplus

EMPowerplus has been clinically proven to be connected to improved mental health in people who take it. It’s an all-natural formula of 36 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants designed to support physical and mental wellness.

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