People sometimes tend to get sad because of the fall. According to experts, one for the causes is the reduction of sunlight, leading to falling levels of serotonin. This important hormone affects mood, appetite, and sleep patterns. Additionally, fall increases the hormone melatonin, which tends to make one sleepy and sad.
In order to make the most out of the season, look into the list we created to pre-occupy yourself of the foliage.
Take a Fall Foliage Drive
Whether fall destinations like Aspen, Colorado or Tokyo, Japan is within your grasp or not, one thing is certain - leaves change color during the fall. Take that long-pending drive and see the leaves enhance nature. Take a hike, quick stroll, or picnic gazing at the beautiful fall backdrop.
September and October are some of the best months to go camping because they are not too hot or cold and allow you to experience the outdoors with fewer crowds. After kids return to school in the late summer, campgrounds will become less crowded. It makes fall an excellent time to enjoy the solitude of nature.
Take Yourself on a Graveyard Tour
Learning does not stop. Learning the historical and beautiful graveyards around your local area combines the spirit of the Halloween season and fall foliage. And when you are able, some of the best graveyards with historical figures are in New Orleans, Atlanta, Portland, and Brooklyn.
Pumping Carving Festivals!
Fun fact, hundreds of years ago in Ireland, Halloween tradition involved carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns in order to scare evil spirits passing away through the Irish farms. Since then, pumpkins are now associated with the fall season with its own festival. Get some tools and start planning your creative designs for your pumpkins that will make a good scare on your doorstep.
Eat In-Season Fruits and Vegetables
Make the most out of your fall by purchasing these exclusive things and adding them to your diet
Pumpkin. It is known to be loaded with fiber, Vitamin A, potassium, and Vitamin C. Eating pumpkins can help regulate digestion, boost your immune system, and improve eye health.
Sweet Potatoes. It is known to either boost or curtail weight loss. This is a good food to eat because it is nutrient-dense and high in fiber. It promotes a healthy gut and brain.
Apples. It is known to be packed with fiber and Vitamin C. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and bowel health.
Butternut Squash. It is known to fill yourself with fiber, Vitamin A, folate, and antioxidants. It aids in reducing inflammation and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The fall season does not always have to be filled with sadness. With the right things to do and the knowledge of the advantages of it, it is a perfect recipe for fall perfection. Summer is already over and fall is already introducing itself. Let it be your friend and take you closer to the holidays. Let’s take advantage of fall foliage.