October is here. The days are shorter, the air is cooler and even the chamisa is a little less yellow. Maybe it’s the change in light, maybe it’s our lives getting busier, but adults and children alike can begin to feel more stressed during this time of year. It’s important to help our children take good care of themselves and one way to do that is to role model our own caretaking strategies. Is it time to renew your gym membership? Enroll in a fitness class? Improve your diet? Take a few minutes of quiet time for yourself in the morning or at the end of the day? All these simple but effective strategies help to de-stress, lower blood pressure and energize our mood. And many of them can be done together as a family. Decide to eat dinner a bit earlier and take a family walk during the beautiful autumn dusk. Keep the TV or computer off and talk or play a game. At Eldorado Family Health we’re interested in your health and well-being not just your symptoms. Call us today for a same day or next day appointment at 505-216-7772.