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Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Each Other.

With school starting and leaves changing, it feels like time is passing so quickly. It makes me think things are getting back to normal. While it is nice to get back into a routine, it’s important not to become complacent. We all must continue to be diligent in order to keep ourselves and others healthy. Staying well mentally, physically and emotionally will help you deal with any stressful situation. As most of you know, at the top of my list is physical exercise. Obviously, for those of you who haven’t been at the gym this may have proven difficult. Being outside is one way I have kept active. I think fresh air and being in the great outdoors can help alleviate feelings of sadness, depression and lethargy. For those of you who have returned to the gym it is important to observe health and safety protocols. Eating well will support a healthy and active lifestyle. It helps keep my energy levels high and my immune system strong. Conversely, eliminating processed and sugar laden foods will help avoid the drain on good health and energy. Being, we are entering into autumn, I have a tendency to eat a lot more vegetables, such as potatoes and squash. I also enjoy local apples, which I turn into a crumble. I use raw honey in place of processed sugar. It is known to have excellent anti- bacterial properties and is suggested to use, when you have a sore throat. I cannot neglect the benefit of getting a good night’s sleep. This helps to support healthy brain function and then through this restored function, a better interaction between your brain and body can happen, collaboratively working with our body to better repair itself. This, in combination with eating well and exercising, will do wonders. All these things go hand in hand. Making the effort to keep well also helps to support the wellness of others. Once the initial adjustment is ingrained as a lifestyle, a persons disposition and health is usually much better, this in turn can add to the environment of those around, even to the point of encouraging them to make some of the same beneficial changes themselves. After all the proof is in the pudding, as the saying goes. We are truly in this together. Yours in good health!

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