#1 Always Carry a scarf, hat and gloves with you in the fall. You never know when it will take a turn for the cold. If you "catch a chill" you quite possibly will get sick. It is called a cold for a reason. Wear layers and be ready to peel some off and put some on.
#2 Pay special attention to the back of your neck, the low back, the top of the head, and the hands and feet. Don't let any of these places stay cold. If something is cold, there is restricted blood and lymph flow and that lack can lead to arthritis. Do something about it! I often wear a hat, scarf and fingerless gloves in the house. I sometimes wear a hat to bed. I am the cold type and so if I catch a chill, I am in a warm bath with a nip of whiskey! (remember the hot toddy?-great for the cold and damp weather)
#3 If you do get cold, you need to warm up quick. There are warming foods and cooling foods and paying attention to which foods heat you up is helpful to keep warm over the winter.
#4 Avoid cold drinks and foods. Now is not the time for yogurt smoothies unless you are really inflamed and then the cool weather will be of help to you. The only time I did yogurt smoothies in the fall and winter was when I first entered peri menopause. That first year I wore t-shirts in the winter! Unheard of for me. But I only had one hot flash because I dealt with the inflammation by drinking yogurt smoothies and eating cooling foods. I don't do that now but that first year it was balancing.
#5 Use a humidifier. Here is one that I recommend if your vents will accommodate it. I live in an old house and the vents do not have enough space to use these but this is what I would choose if I could.
For lots of other tips, recipes, and an understanding of how to balance your life, please come out to my Keep Yourself Healthly this Winter Workshop, Tuesday October 27, 6:30 - 9 pm, Cost $80