Real Health Benefits to Daylight Saving Time
This coming weekend, we spring forward to Daylight Saving Time. Remember to set all of your clocks ahead one hour before bedtime Saturday night, Feb. 13.
According to bestlifeonline.com, there are plenty of science backed health benefits of Daylight Saving Time. Let's take a look at several reasons why you'll want to embrace the time change this year.
1. You'll be safer on the road. I think it's safe to say that driving when it's light out is much easier. Bestlifeonline.com tells us that if Daylight Saving Time were adopted year round, the lives of 366 motorists and pedestrians would be saved every year.
2. You'll walk more. There's no doubt about it. My wife, Lori and I really take advantage of walking just about every day when the weather is nice. Bestlifeonline.com said that Daylight Saving Time makes people want to walk more. There are many health benefits of walking and that's good to know.
3. You'll get outside more. That's a given. Sunlight is great, and so is being outside in general. According to bestlifeonline.com, those long sunny evenings we enjoy during Daylight Saving Time make it easier to find time to spend outdoors. And that alone may improve our mood.
4. You'll sleep better. When it comes to Daylight Saving Time, everyone says the same thing, we're going to lose an hour of sleep. Bestlifeonline.com tells us that yes, the disruption caused by DST can be a shock to your system, but it may benefit your sleep in the long run. Increased exposure to sunlight can boost your body's production of melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel sleepy.