NC) As the weather begins to cool down and we start bundling up, regular routines are an important part of each day. Though September isn’t the official start of a new year, it’s a month that many people use as a time to plan and set healthy habits.

When thinking about your own habits this season, keep these three tips top of mind:

  1. Eating healthy. Autumn is a great time to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Integrating the right number of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, and following Canada’s Food Guide can contribute to your overall health and vitality.
  2. Spending time outdoors. Take advantage and enjoy the season’s cool, crisp days and colourful leaves by going for a brisk walk or hike. This kind of cardio is a great way to get your heart rate up.
  3. Ensuring you are up to date on your health check ups. Schedule a doctor’s visit and ask if there are any tests you may need including a hepatitis C test. People born between 1945 and 1975 are at greater risk, but a simple blood test covered by all provincial healthcare plans can help you find out if you have the virus, and if needed, get treated and

To find out your risk, complete the Canadian Liver Foundation’s viral hepatitis questionnaire at liver.ca/hepatitisquestionnaire.