Daylight savings is right around the corner which means we all get to enjoy more sunshine! Extra hours of sunlight can benefit your health and productivity in many ways. Here are a few ways to make the most of daylight savings this spring and work towards the healthiest version of YOU!

Mood boosting sunrises

Take advantage of more sunlight in the morning. Enjoy quiet time in your sunroom, get outside and exercise, go for a walk with a friend. Science shows that people who spend time in the sun first thing in the morning are less likely to be depressed. So soak up those rays!

Better sleep

Align your sleep schedule closer to the natural hours of the sun. This can not only improve the quality of your sleep but can also increase your daytime productivity.

More Vitamin D

Spend your extra hour of daylight outdoors and soak up extra vitamin D, which can strengthen your bones and immune system. Vitamin D is great for your body’s overall wellbeing. It also has been shown to decrease blood pressure. 

Relieve more stress

Walk more. Walking is a great way to de-stress and exercise. You may even shed a few pounds if you stick to brisk daily walks consistently. 

Use extra time outside to grow a garden with fresh fruits and vegetables. Gardening is a great stress reliever and can also save you money. Most importantly, it will encourage healthy eating and help make sure your body gets all the nutrients necessary.

You were probably already excited for daylight savings but now you have even more reasons to look forward to an extra hour of daylight everyday! Make sure to take advantage of it!