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Healthy Daylight Savings Tips

Posted By Aaron On March 14, 2007 @ 4:28 pm In Fitness,Sleep | Comments Disabled

Times, they are a-changin’.

This week’s Aaron’s Additions brings you news and tips about the spring time change. If you’re feeling a little bit behind this week (I know I am!), there’s a very good reason: the time change throws off everyone’s circadian rhythms, and work productivity and sleep habits can suffer temporarily. The extra sunshine feels great (don’t forget the sunscreen), but it’s not without a few temporary drawbacks.

I aim to bring you the latest health tools, tips and blogs from Web 2.0 (that handy term for the growing personalized, community nature of the internet). Since we’re all in this time change together, I think some helpful resources are in order!

Here are some helpful and humorous tools and links for you to get yourself back on track:

How Daylight Savings Time Affects You [7]

Psych Central [8] brings us a great article explaining the benefits and drawbacks of Daylight Savings Time – as well as a very helpful review of how this affects the mood, mind and body. It won’t put you to sleep, but it will help you understand the important relationship between sunlight and snoozing.

Has Everyone Gone Nuts? [9]

If you’re feeling a little off this week, you’re not alone. Evidently everyone is feeling a little out of sorts! Grumplestiltskin at Woulda Coulda Shoulda [9] doesn’t mince words about the off-kilter antics everyone seems to be involved in. A little comedic relief is good for everyone!

Let the Sun In [10]

Maynard Clark offers some very helpful tips [10] for adjusting to a new sleep and work schedule. Check it out!

A Parent’s Perspective [11]

Your Fitness [12] shares the number one tip [11] for adjusting to daylight savings, plus some helpful links.

Rick Harris Flickrstream [13]


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[7] How Daylight Savings Time Affects You: http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/daylight-savings-time-and-mental-health?pp=1

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[9] Has Everyone Gone Nuts?: http://wouldashoulda.com/2007/03/13/daylight-savings-broke-everyone/

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[11] A Parent’s Perspective: http://yourfitness.blogspot.com/2007/03/how-to-prepare-for-daylight-savings.html

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