Daylight Savings = More Heart Attacks & Stroke

Sep 20, 2022

Daylight savings time can be deadly

Take care of yourself and those around you as we change our clocks

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☀️Daylight Saving Dangers☠️

As daylight hours extend and spring kicks in its great to see Christchurch coming to life more and more.

I've been chatting with many clients lately and quite a few people aren't aware re: how dangerous daylight saving time can be for people so I thought I would share.

The change to daylight saving is linked with an increased rate of heart attacks. "One study found a 24 percent increase in heart attacks on the Monday after daylight saving time starts. Another found the risk of stroke is 8 percent higher on the two days following the time change".

I brainstormed a couple ideas that may help you over this time:

  • Enjoy the extra time off on 26th September and use it to recharge your batteries.
  • Down-regulate. Slow down, try practicing relaxation techniques or breathing exercises.
  • Schedule some time to rest.
  • Build up your fitness/physical condition gradually without forcing or rushing it.
  • Try changing your wake up time by 5-10 minutes per day in the lead up to Sunday.
  • Get lots of natural light in the morning.

Let me know if you have any other helpful tips?

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