Last weekend, Australians living in
NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia all
experienced the luxury of an extra hours sleep, marking the
end of daylight saving.
While the end of daylight saving signifies a welcomed extra
hour of sleep, this disruption to our body clock can work to
the detriment of our health and well-being, with upset sleep
patterns and energy loss.
The change in daylight saving also coincides with a change
of season which can also challenge the immune system and
impact negatively on our health.
The impacts of daylight saving on our body and morale can
often be over looked, but a few simple steps can help you
combat any adverse effects.
- Bolster immune system: Changes to the body’s rhythms can
challenge the immune system. Be proactive in maintaining a
strong immune system by taking Blackmores Echinacea Forte
which supports healthy function of the immune system.
- Exercise: Many of us find with the change of time our
body clocks still want to wake us up that extra hour
earlier. This is a great opportunity to get up and take
advantage of the extra time with some exercise. A power walk
or exercise of your choice will enliven the senses, helping
you to be more alert and giving you a really positive start
to the day.
- Drink lots of water: Not only does this contribute to a
healthier you, it can also be a great remedy for low levels
- Boost your energy: If you are feeling a little
lack-lustre with the change in your body clock, try taking
Blackmores Envital. This herbal, vitamin and mineral
supplement helps maintain the healthy function of the
nervous system and supports the adrenal glands which are
necessary for natural energy production. This improves
mental alertness and can assist in overcoming fatigue.
- Relax: When adjusting your body clock to a new pattern,
be patient and listen to your body. Take time out to do
something that you find relaxing like yoga, a long
aromatherapy bath or read some of that bestseller book that
you are enjoying.
- Renew your goals: Why not use this time of change to
reflect on the past months, re-motivate and set new goals
for the next six months.
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