foliage, fields to harvest, pumpkins to gather, and runny noses and allergies.
Tips to keep in mind:
Treat allergy symptoms with over the counter medicines to relieve runny noses and itchy eyes.
Ask your family doctor to recommend the best medicines for the kids in your house.
Keep children home from school if they run a fever with these symptoms because that usually means it is a virus and can be contagious to others.
Washing hands frequently is the best known way to prevent colds and flu from spreading.
Take advantage of the fall veggies and fruits. A healthy diet including snacks will help prevent the fall and winter illnesses that often plague us this time of year.
Get fresh air and exercise. Enjoy a walk to view the changing leaves, rake a section of the yard, or work in the garden to improve your health and to just plain enjoy the beauty of the season.
Remember that fresh air and sunshine will help to relieve stress, so get out there and enjoy and be thankful.