It is Fall. A beautiful season with rich colors, crisp air, and good for our health.
After a hot summer with stagnant warm air and a summer of smoke, the brisk, fresh air of Fall is a welcome relief. Studies have shown that cooler air is good for our health and mental state of mind. Cracking a window open at night and letting the cool night air improves our sleep and provides other health benefits. Plus the air just smells better.
Fall Colors improve our moods, relax us, and stimulates our brains. There is a therapeutic benefit of communing with nature and the wonders of Fall Colors. It calms us, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases positivity, and reminds us of the beauty in our world. Then there is the physical health benefit of walking/hiking in areas surrounded by dynamic, vibrant Fall Colors. A great way to relax and create peace within.
There are specific scents in Fall, which provide health benefits and pleasant childhood memories, such as, cinnamon. The smell of cinnamon alone is healthy for us, studies have shown that it stimulates our brains. It can also be good for your heart and blood sugar. For most, it is the wonderful memories from our childhoods that we associate it with. Not to mention the yumminess.
With the dull grey of winter approaching, reach out to nature now and enjoy the colorful landscapes and all the riches she has to offer before hibernation sets in.