Daylight Savings Time is coming up on November 3 this year and, for many of us, changing the clocks may by the extent of our thoughts around the event (well, besides the extra hour of sleep we get), or it may have you dreading the day. There are several ways that you can manage the time change, without letting it have a big effect on your daily life!
Anyone who pays attention to health news knows that exercise is everything - it keeps you lean, improves circulation, regulates your hormones, influences sleep. Over the years, our understanding of exactly how exercise is beneficial has evolved. New studies show the importance of light exposure (and what type of light) during exercise. Here are 5 ways that light can optimize or inhibit your workouts...
The shifting weather patterns to a later and later spring and summer are sure to throw us off - especially when faced with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Try getting sun early in the morning when travelling, walking barefoot and visualization to reduce the affects.
Our modern lifestyles may no longer be constrained by sunrise and sunset, but light remains one of the most powerful influences on our behavior and wellbeing. This realization has fuelled a “sleep hygiene” movement, whose proponents point out that bright lights before bedtime and spending the whole day in a dimly lit office can dampen the natural circadian cycle, leaving people in a continual mental twilight – dozy in the morning, and too alert to fall asleep promptly at night