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Last Updated on September 8, 2021
From apple cider and donuts to changing leaves to college football games, there are plenty of things to enjoy about fall and fall weather. What nobody enjoys, however, is getting sick. Face it: you’d rather enjoy a chilly fall day curled up by a fire with a hot bowl of comfort food than being stuck in bed.
To make the most of this fall and to spend all your time having fun, it’s important that you take care of your health. Even doing little things can make a big difference. To that end, there are many things you can do to keep yourself healthy this fall, including:
Go to the Orthodontist or Dentist
If you’re going to be eating some of your favorite fall foods like cider, donuts or hot soups, you should get in to see your dentist or orthodontist. Thankfully, all orthodontists are trained dentists, but only 5% of dentists are also orthodontists, so if your dentist is busy, a trip to an orthodontist will do the trick. Even if you brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash every day, there’s certain kinds of dental care you can only get from seeing a specialist.
Teeth cleanings are recommended about once every six months, so if it’s been a while since you were at the dentist, a cleaning is probably a good idea. A thorough cleaning will help ward off harmful bacteria, help keep your teeth looking clean, and help strengthen your teeth and gums. You may not know it, but teeth problems can have a trickle-down effect on the rest of your body, so a cleaning is an absolute must for your health this fall.
Visit Your Eye Doctor
Another good health tip for staying healthy this fall is to see your eye doctor. In fact, it’s estimated 93 million adults in the United States are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half have visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the eye doctor, you should visit one post haste.
If you want to take trips to watch the leaves this fall, you’ll have a lot more fun doing it if your vision is clear. A trip to the eye doctor can tell you just how healthy your eyes are and whether or not it’s time to get updated glasses or contacts.
Bad or limited eyesight is another thing that can have an effect on other parts of your health. With limited eyesight, you may not be able to see the leaves changing as clearly as you’d like and, if you’re driving, you may not be able to see obstacles in the road ahead of you.
Visit a Spa
If you’re looking to get away this fall and help your health, it’s a good idea to visit a spa. Visiting a spa offers all sorts of opportunities for relaxation and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. If you’ve been feeling achy and lethargic lately, a massage, a mineral bath, or various spa treatments can help you feel refreshed. If you’re looking to get away for a romantic trip or for a getaway with friends, a spa is a great choice too.
If you do visit a spa, it’s important to be careful about upkeep afterward. If you get a wax, for example, you’ll want to avoid hot baths or hot showers for at least 24 hours, since your skin is susceptible to bacterial infections. Spa treatments can do wonders, but make sure to check with the spa specialists about how to care for your skin once you leave.