03/11/21

Spring Forward With Caution

Is it only an hour, right? As we turn our clocks forward this Sunday March 14th , we may gain more daylight, but that one-hour time loss can shake our bodies up just enough to create some adverse side effects. So as you spring forward, here are few things to keep an eye on.

  1. Distracted Driving. There are more car accidents the Monday after DST starts, most likely due to decreased alertness, slower reaction time, and darker morning commutes. 
  1. Heart Scares. A 2014 study found a spike in heart attacks by twenty-five percent the day after the clock’s turn. Be extra mindful of dizziness, tightness in the shoulders, and shortness of breath.
  1. The Munchies. When our bodies are tired, there is a spike in the hunger hormone, Ghrelin.  This can cause  more munching throughout the day on sugary carb-laden snacks to find energy—just saying. 

One hour can make a difference, so spring forward with a little extra care.

One hour can make a difference. So give yourself a little extra time, and fuel.