Ease the Transition into Daylight Saving Time
Written by: Allison Swan
It's that time of year when we gain just one little hour, but setting our clocks back can really throw off our minds, bodies, and routines. Here's how to ease the transition.
Shorter days and longer nights cause low energy and weight gain. Working out cures the feelings of staying indoors and doing nothing at all. Sign up for fitness classes or join a gym to strengthen your immune system and boost your energy.
The time change can mess with your internal alarm clock known as your circadian rhythm. Gaining an hour seems like it would be a good thing, but it can actually cause sleepiness. This is the perfect time to adopt a new sleeping plan -- set up a new schedule so you can sleep well and wake-up feeling energized.
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that's triggered by weather. It's easy to feel irritable, upset, and anxious when the sun is setting around 4 p.m. Stick to a sleep and workout routine, make plans with friends, and get as much fresh air as possible.