The nights are longer, the air is cooler, and we’re getting the extra blankets out of the cupboard…that’s right, autumn is well and truly here. It’s the season of staying inside and eating comfort food, so how do you stay healthy when you just want to curl up with a piece of cake?
1. Eat the autumn colours
Warm orange, earthy mustard, deep green, warm burgundy…sound like your autumn wardrobe? It should also sound like your dinner plate! Eating vegetables and fruits rich in colour is an excellent way of making sure you’re getting the variety of nutrients and vegetables your body needs.
2. Swap out the sugar
There’s something about the cold weather that makes us (well, certainly me) crave all things sweet. You don’t have to give up your favourite comfort foods, just swap the sugar in the recipe for Norbu for a healthier version that is just as delicious!
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to use Norbu instead of sugar in those all important morning cuppas.
3. Bring your exercise inside.
We sadly say goodbye to summer runs, walks and swims when the weather gets cooler, but the good news is that it’s a great opportunity to try out a new indoor sport! Take up yoga, the gym or find a class to keep moving even during the coldest weather.
4. Take some time out
It’s slowing down in nature, and that means it’s the perfect time to slow down yourself. After those hectic summer months, the colder weather brings you a change of pace. Spend the longer evenings doing the things you find calming and rewarding, whether it’s catching up on reading or Netflix, meditating, or just snuggling on the couch with your loved ones.
5. Do some ‘autumn cleaning’
It's exactly what it sounds like: like spring-cleaning but for when it gets cold. As you’re getting out your winter gear, clean out clothes and clutter. If you didn’t wear that tshirt all summer, it might be time to say goodbye. As you’re cleaning, put aside any old or unwanted winter woollies and donate them to your preferred charity to help out those in need over winter.