Garage Brewing's Simple Tips to Stay Healthy this Autumn
Updated: Oct 13, 2020
As Autumn is rolling out, pumpkins are popping up, and festivities are beginning, we want to place an utmost importance in our community staying safe and healthy. Around this time of year, immune systems weaken, only to be greeted by flu season. With everything going on in the world today, we want to provide you with resources to keep you healthy… because you can’t drink beer when you’re sick! So, without further ado, here are four tips to stay healthy this season.
1. Southwestern Pumpkin Soup
Luckily, our friends at Lifestyles INFOCUS have just the solution. Southwestern Pumpkin Soup! This taste of seasonal delight can boost your immune system, warm your soul during these colder seasons, and ultimately relieve stress. Pumpkin is also full of nutrients and minerals. Sounds amazing to us! Let us all prepare to fight off sickness and stay safe this season. Check out the recipe and try it for yourself!
2. Vitamin D
Having a deficiency of Vitamin D can play a big role in attracting the cold or flu. With the return of daylight savings comes less sun available in the day. Having less sun in the sky causes Vitamin D deficiency to be more common in seasons like Autumn and Winter. So, whether you’re taking a Vitamin D supplement or you’re going on a daily walk on your lunch break, make sure getting you’re getting some sunlight throughout the day.
3. Drink water
Staying Hydrated ensures that your body can operate properly to fight off the cold or flu. For all of us beer drinkers who occasionally have a few too many beers, we know the feeling of being hungover. This horrible feeling is often times caused by your body being dehydrated. When you’re dehydrated, you are more susceptible to catching the cold or the flu. So, when you’re drinking craft beer, we advise you to have some water in between beers or don’t drink enough to be hungover. Also, drink water all the time, it’s a simple way to help protect yourself against illness.
4. Make Time for Yourself
Stress can be a huge factor in your ability to get sick. In fact, it can actually suppress your immune system. Whatever it is causing you to be stressed, you feel off. It’s important for you to get back to who you are. Making time for yourself is instrumental in relieving your discomfort. Whether its meditating, drawing, or playing the guitar, make some time to be YOU.