As the summer months begin to end and a new fall season is upon us, it is important to make sure that while the summer season is about to go away, our healthy habits do not.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to make sure you continue on your healthy habits—or start some new ones—this fall. Read on as we offer some tips.

How Can I Make Sure to Obtain Enough Vitamin D?

Although we tend to do a good job of getting out in the sun during the summer months, during the fall, the days become shorter. Therefore, we are not outside in the sun as much, which can lower our vitamin D levels.

Continue to get enough sunlight during the fall season by trying to get outside in the sun for at least 15 minutes during the daylight hours. You can also boost your intake of vitamin D with foods like fatty fish, eggs and fortified dairy.

Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Depression
  • Bone pain
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Tiredness
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Bone loss
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle pain

How Can I Take Advantage of Fall Produce?

During the fall, there are a ton of fruits and vegetables fresh and in season. So now’s the perfect time to tantalize your taste buds with some locally grown produce.

While pumpkin is one of the main favorites of the fall season, apples, artichokes, beets, Brussels sprouts and cranberries are other healthy, fall food favorites.

Other Fall Healthy Habits

  • Take time for yourself.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Keep moving.
  • Boost your immune system with regular exercise, quality sleep and a healthy diet.

Are you feeling under the weather? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for a medical evaluation to get you feeling as good as new!