Autumn Weight Gain

Have you ever noticed that you tend to gain weight in the autumn? I have. I just realized that my clothes have all, quite mysteriously, shrinked while in the closet, and sure enough – I’ve actually gained a few pounds over the last weeks. And I know our society will have a fit over this, because they want us to be skinny all the time – but that’s not how nature intended it. We are supposed to gain weight in the autumn, that’s why nature gives us such sweet amounts of carbohydrates at this time of year. Fruit and berries are all designed to make us gain weight in the autumn, so that we would cope better with winter time. Autumn weight gain is a completely natural thing, and something you will experience if you start eating naturally, and by the seasons.

But, there is a «but» to this.

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How to Connect with Nature During Stressful Times

Living a natural life may not always be as easy as it should be, but the irony of it is that the less you seem to be able to keep up your connection to nature, the more you really need it. We all have dry spells in our lives and times that are more busy than others, but it is so important for your well-being that you keep up your natural lifestyle. Think about it; the more stressed you are, the more your body needs natural foods to cope. And the more mental stress you have in your life, the more important it is to take some time off and catch your breath. This is where your nature connection in everyday life comes in, as, let’s face it: we may not always be able to go for a long walk in nature every day of the week.

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Could You Be Nature Deprived?

A really, really long time ago, we were hunter/gatherers, living with and of nature. We were exposed to the elements, we breathed fresh air, drank clean water and ate natural foods. Then, some 10 000 years ago, we moved into agriculture. That pretty much wreaked havoc to our health, leaving us with tooth decay and a more fragile bone structure. We also became shorter, and archeologists have found that our health in general was declining from that point onward.

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