Wellness Tips For a Healthy Fall Season

The fall season is full of activities and holidays to enjoy with friends and family. However, this part of the year also brings with it many different health concerns that can make the season more difficult to enjoy. There are a few important steps you should take to protect your health and the well-being of your loved ones this fall, including:

Getting vaccinated: A wide range of illnesses become more common during the fall season, such as the flu and COVID-19. The simplest step you can take to effectively protect yourself against these illnesses is to get vaccinated. While vaccination does not make it impossible for you to catch these diseases, it does make getting sick less likely, and if you do get sick, it can significantly reduce the severity of your symptoms.

Spending time outdoors: As the days become shorter throughout the fall, many people experience symptoms of mental conditions such as seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that typically begins during the fall and continues throughout the winter. These symptoms can be reduced by getting adequate sunlight exposure and spending time on outdoor activities such as walking or jogging.

Wearing appropriate seasonal clothing: Throughout the fall season, the weather gradually becomes colder, making it important to have warm, comfortable clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and pants, coats, and hats. These can protect you against issues such as dry skin and other cold-related health problems.

If you experience symptoms of a seasonal medical condition, you can schedule an appointment with a doctor at Flushing Hospital Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Center by calling (718) 670-5486.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

#WELLNESSWEDNESDAY

With all the running around we do and the stress we deal with each and every day, try to take a moment to center your mind and bring wellness to your entire being.  Try reciting these and other positive affirmations to help start your day in a positive way.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

How Is Water Good For Your Health?

 

 

 

Drinking water is often touted as a way to clear the body’s system of unnecessary waste, but it actually has many more benefits.

Studies show that water can:

  1. Lubricate the joints of the body
  2. Help form saliva and mucous
  3. Deliver oxygen throughout the body
  4. Boost skin health and beauty
  5. Cushion the brain, spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
  6. Regulate body temperature
  7. Aid the digestive track
  8. Help maintain blood pressure
  9. Help keep  airways open
  10. Makes minerals and nutrients accessible throughout the body
  11. Prevent kidney damage
  12. Boost performance during exercise
  13. Promote weight loss
  14. Helps prevent hangover

According to the Mayo Clinic, an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men and about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids for women.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.