Change is in the Air

By Meghan Bailey on Oct 29, 2014

Change Is in the Air 

 The seasons are changing. Soon pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and preparing to welcome family is in the very near future. While seasons come with obvious differences, there may be some not-so-evident changes.

1. You’re at a higher risk for dehydration.
When the weather starts to change, so does your focus when it comes to your daily beverage choice. Remember, a lack of water can lead to cracked lips, dry skin, and general lethargy. Do not forget to carry your summer water habit into the fall.

2. You crave more sex.
Researchers found when the weather starts to cool off your body signals your mind to crave sex. Your brain is trying to hold onto the “happy hormone” known as dopamine, ultimately giving you a boost of libido.

3. You’re more likely to get the amount of zzz’s recommended.
Sleep is the time when your body repairs and rejuvenates itself. On average, most people sleep between 5-6 hours, instead of the recommended 7.5-8.5 hours per day. Fall days bring cooler temperatures and a quicker sunset. So, since Mother Nature has turned out the lights, maybe it’s time for you to as well.

4. You are still at risk for skin cancer.
You may not being lying by the pool soaking in the summer sun, but you are still at risk for skin cancer. The sun’s UV rays will never go away, which means neither should your daily SPF routine.