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Fall Wellness – 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Season

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As the leaves get a warmer tone and temperatures get chilly, fall brings its unique set of health concerns. However, fall doesn't have to be synonymous with fevers and runny noses. With the help of today's 5 essential tips, you can ensure your whole family can stay healthy and make the most out of this gorgeous season.

Schedule Your Yearly Check-up at IM&PC

While it is impossible to control seasonal health challenges, it is advisable to either prevent or treat related issues as soon as they arise.

With the coming of fall, illnesses like the seasonal influenza spread around quickly, and may even be asymptomatic in rare cases. Therefore, even if you don't have any complaints around this time of year,  you should stay ahead of potential medical problems by performing a yearly check-up at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic (IM&PC).

Our team of experts in New Albany is here to provide comprehensive and exceptional healthcare tailored to your whole family's needs. Remember: proactive healthcare is crucial to early symptom detection and prevention, and a yearly check-up is your trusted safeguard against seasonal ailments.

Get Your Flu Shot

Fall and the flu go hand-in-hand, which is why you should schedule your flu shot as soon as possible. Because some manifestations of seasonal influenza can accompany complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, getting a flu shot is your preventive barrier against dangerous health risks.

At IM&PC, we prioritize prevention over remediation – which is why we offer immunization services to guard your family from this pesky virus.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

There is a reason why medical professionals constantly stress the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet. Eating healthily is essential for supporting overall health and giving your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.

As a bonus, fall is the ideal season for healthy eating as it offers a multitude of colorful and savory fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your meals. Enjoy the delightful flavors of pumpkins, apples, and squash, either by themselves or as ingredients in your recipes. These seasonal treasures are not only delicious but they are also packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immune system.

Boost Vitamin D Through Outdoor Activities

Vitamin D plays fundamental parts in keeping your body healthy, which include immune system support, calcium absorption for bone health, muscle function, cancer prevention, and more.

As it is widely known, spending enough time outdoors can help increase your vitamin D levels. Ideally, you should spend 15-30 minutes in the sunlight every day, as a general guideline. Note that you should avoid sunlight exposure between 10 am and 3 pm, as this is typically when the sun's harmful UVB rays are at their peak.

With the crisp air and vibrant fall landscapes outside, you can turn outdoor activities like jogging, cycling, or simply walking into wonderful opportunities to embrace the season.

Practice Hand Hygiene and Illness Prevention

Proper hand hygiene is one of the pillars of illness prevention. Washing your hands regularly can reduce the spread of germs and, if you are already sick, prevents someone else from starting to feel unwell. If you or anyone in your household has the flu, staying home is essential to contain the transmission.


In summary, staying healthy during the fall season is a priority, and proactive measures are superior to reactive solutions. After all, practicing healthy habits will keep you feeling your best not only this fall but all year round.

Remember these five key tips:

  • Schedule your yearly check-up
  • Get your flu shot
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Boost vitamin D through outdoor activities
  • Practice hand hygiene and illness prevention

Prioritize your health and ensure a lively fall season for you and your family. At the IM&PC New Albany clinic, we are here to support your health at every step of the way. Don't hesitate to reach out and book your yearly check-up with us today.

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