Autumn Has Arrived: Tips for Staying Healthy in Your Apartment This Fall

October 15, 2023 in Apartment Tips, Burn's Apartments, Capital Region Living

As the temperature starts to drop and autumn get-togethers begin, boosting your immune system can become vital. There are many easy and effective ways to boost your body’s defenses against colds and flu during the colder months, so you can focus on celebrating autumn in your apartment.

Enhance the Warmth

Creating a warm and cozy ambiance during the cold months can turn your apartment into an at-home sanctuary. Try using different textiles on your couch or favorite chair– switch lightweight summer fabrics for warmer options like velvet, faux fur, or wool. These cozy materials enrich your rooms and provide warmth. Add thick blankets, fluffy rugs, and heavy curtains for a snug atmosphere. Rugs and thermal curtains act as barriers, keeping your space warm and inviting. Consider adding a new lamp to brighten up your space. As daylight diminishes, indoor lighting becomes essential. For even more fall & winter tips for apartment dwellers, visit our blog.

Foods are Fuel

An easy way to prioritize your health this fall is to include fruits and vegetables in your diet.  Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, these foods are known to help boost immunity. For example, oranges are great sources of vitamin C, and spinach is a source of iron. Both are known as ‘nature’s multivitamins,’ and are perfect in comforting fall dishes like soups and stews. Lean meats and plant-based proteins like lentils help to maintain muscle mass, which keeps you warm. Another easy approach can be to simply add spices like ginger and cinnamon into your meals, which offer warmth and flavor.

Regular Exercise

Another way to stay healthy is through regular exercise. Moving your body is key to fall and winter wellness, and doing so can help you feel your best. Even when it’s too cold for outdoor workouts, there are plenty of indoor workouts available online that you can do in your own apartment! Find enjoyable activities to maintain motivation. From yoga and Pilates to HIIT workouts, these routines enhance your mood and keep you fit.

Many apartment communities have a shared fitness center for residents to use. However, you can still have a great workout in your own apartment without the need for a gym! Everyday items can suffice. Staircases can be used for cardio, canned goods can be used as weights – feel free to adapt your routine to your surroundings.


Staying healthy within your apartment involves making your home a rejuvenating and clean space. Yet, maintaining cleanliness in small spaces is a common challenge for renters. Clutter accumulates regardless of organization. To tackle this, clean as you go: store items upon arrival, load the dishwasher promptly, and address tasks weekly. Even dedicating fifteen minutes each evening to decluttering can significantly enhance your quality of life, even if regular deep cleaning is not feasible. This way, your apartment will always feel refreshed during the colder months.

Embracing the autumn season is delightful. As the leaves change, take the opportunity to explore the array of fall festivities. Our Burns Management communities are nestled across the Capital Region, offering prime access to some of the most enchanting fall landscapes. Reach out to our team today to discover the perfect setting that aligns seamlessly with your seasonal spirit.