Our guide to a healthy, happy, stress-free fall

Our guide to a healthy, happy, stress-free fall

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Autumn is an exciting time of year with mild weather, high Halloween vibes and thoughts about future holiday gatherings with the family.

But this is a pandemic downfall – our third – and vacation planning still isn’t as simple or carefree as we’d like it to be. Many of us ask the same questions we asked three years ago about the safety of traveling and gathering with friends and family. Add in inflation, soaring food and travel prices, and the November elections, and the fun suddenly feels like the stress of a fall.

But you don’t need to hit the pause button in the fall. Here’s a simple roadmap to getting the most out of it.

The good news is that even as the virus changes, the advice to stay safer does not. Get vaccinated, get a booster shot, wear a mask in crowded places and use home testing to prevent your holiday gatherings from becoming rampant events. When making plans, think about the most vulnerable person in your orbit and adjust the plans accordingly to keep them as safe as possible. We have a new guide to the latest research on COVID-19 booster shots. Learn how regular exercise can make you covid shot is more effective.

Hospitals are crowded with influenza and other respiratory viruses. Get your flu shot today. Like the coronavirus, influenza can lead to hospitalization and death. And in some cases, influenza can lead to prolongation, a chronic illness similar to the prolongation of the virus.

As we learned from Brian Matters columnist Richard Sima this month, Haunted houses and horror movies It can be a lot of fun. By the way, our team found 11 of the scariest places you can travel to. You may want to invest in 9 feet Animated werewolf To make your home the strangest thing on the block. Our Home You Own team gives advice on how to make your own home “Halloween crazy house” this year. Climate reporter Alison Chiu has advice to give The most socially conscious Halloween candy options. binge has Six Halloween Cocktails For adults and awful A “scare-cuterie” for those who want to serve up the scariest Halloween food.

Think outside heating.

Heaters and outdoor lights can sell out quickly. If you’re worried about indoor gatherings or a loved one is at high risk, it’s never too early to start planning outdoor social events, even in cold weather. Gathering around a fire pit or on a patio heated by outdoor fireplaces can be a highlight of the holiday. We’ve got A guide to heating your outdoor space for entertainment. Wirecutter has tips about The best outdoor heaters.

Plan your fall vacation travel ASAP.

Aircraft prices are already starting to rise. The By the Way team breaks it down Holiday travel planning tips. And since Covid is still here, check your tickets to make sure you can adjust your flights if someone catches the coronavirus. Although masks are no longer needed on planes, it is wise to wear masks due to the spread of different types of coronavirus, and cases of coronavirus are expected to increase this fall and winter.

Autumn is the season of running. If you have already signed up for a marathon, you can read our site 26.2 Tips to help you finish. You can use the tips for any race, including a Relay race with friends Or plan to run a local turkey trot.

Think of a mostly vegetarian Thanksgiving.

The devastating bird flu has been eradicated herds of turkeys Across the country, experts expect turkey prices to rise 20 percent per pound or more. One solution is to buy a smaller bird (or not buy one at all) and raise the side dishes. We’ve got you covered with Glutton: A Powered Newsletter. Check out tips for Get the most out of root vegetables and create some Delicious fall soup.

Make a political plan for the dinner table.

It’s the season for hot family conversations. Teddy Amenabar offers advice on how to deal with divergent political opinions among family members and close friends. One surprising tip: Don’t have these conversations at the Thanksgiving table. It will spoil a good meal and will do nothing but hurt feelings. Read 9 tips for debunking false claims made by friends and family.

We asked what “aging well” looks like, and More than 500 readers answered. But one idea has come up time and time again – aging is a lifelong process, so start thinking about aging well when you’re young.

“Once you reach your 40s, you have to realize that the body will not react to the same environment it did when it was 20 years old,” wrote Michelle Justiniano, 54, of Hampton, Virginia. Realistically speaking, the body wasn’t made to stay that way. Good old age means we’re still alive to read that book, climb a hiking trail and eat that late-night dessert. For me, the real key is to stay positive and optimistic once this reality happens.”

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