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Change Your Life…Tips for a healthier you

Spring Ahead!

on March 11, 2012

Did you remember to spring ahead… If not, you were probably late for something today!  Look how much one hour can affect us:

> A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed an 8 percent increase in motor vehicle accidents on the Monday following the time change. However, the extra hour of evening daylight in the spring may help prevent pedestrian fatalities. So, I guess you are better off walking than driving today, but then, walking is always better than driving when you have the option.

>Workplace accidents may be another side effect of the sleep loss from the one-hour time change. Accidents increase in frequency the Monday after the clocks move.  Researchers found a 5.7 percent increase in injuries and a 67.6 percent increase in work days lost to injuries so be extra careful on Monday.

>We are already sleep deprived and losing an hour does not help.  One tip- take a nap on Sunday.

>It is a well known fact that Monday is a big day for heart attacks, but recent studies show that there is an even greater increase in heart attacks the Monday after our clocks change. Click here for information on heart attack symptoms and warning signs.

So, in order to have a healthy Monday, you simply MUST take time for a nap today!

I recommend a couch or bed- it's safer!

Also- check  your smoke detector batteries and flip your mattress!

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3 responses to “Spring Ahead!

  1. Lora says:

    Couple of typos … “remembered” should be “remember” and “depraved” should be “deprived” … those last two words have quite different meanings 😉

  2. Lora says:

    Oh, I did enjoy reading it as usual!

  3. Karen says:

    Thanks, Lora- I must have been sleep deprived when I proofed it! Nothing a good nap can’t cure.

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