“Relaxation Nation” is Rick Limpert’s monthly column on recreation, sports technology and travel that can be exclusively found on Modern Life Discussions.
This weekend, we spring ahead. Our clocks that is. It means more hours in the sunlight, less hours in the darkness, and taking advantage of daylight hours. It signals that summer is on the way, but it also means the number of car crashes increases, more people have heart attacks and most people walk around feeling groggy for a couple days.
The best thing to do is relax and follow some or all of these tips:
- Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier Sunday.
- Eat health and some good breakfasts this week.
- Get outside and take in some sunlight.
- Exercise and take a walk.
- Drink extra water, and limit caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
- Manage your stress levels
- Go to sleep a few minutes earlier.
- Sleep in complete darkness, in a not-too-warm room.
- Turn your phone and devices off
- Get up at your normal time and stay on your regular schedule as much as possible
- Remember that Daylight Saving Time 2017 begins on Sunday, March 12. As soon as the last second of 1:59 a.m. strikes on March 12, your clock will jump to 3 a.m.
If you live in most areas of the country, turn your clocks ahead on Saturday Night.