Fall Back Or Move Forward
Daylight Saving Time has a notable impact on how our body functions. There is a specific, choreographed routine called the circadian rhythm that keeps us in balance and when thrown off can lead to a disruption in our systems across all boards including the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and musculoskeletal system.
This will have a strong impact on how we move, perform, and recover. In other words there is a strong relationship in a proper circadian rhythm and how our body does what it should. Are you insync?
3 Power Plays To Adjust To Time Change
How to maximize your ability to move, perform, and recover post Daylight Saving Time
Your body functions in a choreographed routine based off your body's innate 24-hour cycle and the pattern of the sun. Your circadian rhythm is genetically hardwired and influences your energy level, hunger, and alertness. You may not realize it but your best day comes when aligned with your body's natural rhythm.
Stress and anxiety are highly correlated to lack of exercise or movement. Since our nervous system is an interconnected web throughout the body there are many pathways to stimulation, or de-stimulation, to get the nervous system to calm down. Whether its at the joint and focusing or mobility exercises or at the muscles where physical activity and stretching can play a role.
Daylight Savings Time can alter your circadian rhythm and sleep drive. The altered rhythm effects the way our internal systems function thus altering our mood, energy, ability to recover. Creating a sleep routine can help mitigate the negative side effects such as timing of food and blue light before bed, while also being aware that carbs, alcohol and caffeine will play a large role.
5 Tips To Adjust To A New Season
Setup your fall routine and get back to your rhythm!
➡️ 1. Get plenty of natural light. Our internal system, circadian rhythm, is the body's innate 24-hour cycle based on the sun's pattern.
➡️ 2. Adjust your sleep schedule. Shift your bedtime and wake time an hour later in 15 minute increments.
➡️ 3. Establish a sleep-promoting evening routine. Eliminated food or drinks that could alter your alertness along with a decrease in blue light up to 60 minutes before bed.
➡️ 4. Focus on daily habits that improve sleep quality. Regular physical activity, optimal meal timing, and a sleep-promoting environment are just a few things to promote more restful sleep.
➡️ 5. Utilize recovery devices. Plugging into recovery devices that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, lower blood and tissue acidity (inflammation), and promote faster healing will keep your body moving forward.