How are you all holding up during this time, the era of COVID-19?
Clearly these “shelter-in-place” orders are necessary, as hard as they can be to abide by. Health reporter Donald McNeil of the NY Times wrote over the weekend, “If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt.”
We are all beginning to feel a bit of cabin fever, not to mention worrying about the economic impacts. Putting that aside for a moment, how are you dealing with your life’s routine being disrupted?
Daylight savings time is about to be upon us! I hear a variety of sentiments regarding this semi-annual change of our clocks, but most people dread it in some way at each end of the spectrum.
In the Fall, it’s nice that we gain an hour of sleep (or at least, sleep-opportunity). However, setting the clocks back an hour means that we will have fewer daylight hours in the evening, and in much of the country, it heralds the onset of cold dreary weeks and months ahead. I realize we are extremely fortunate in San Diego to have some of the best weather in the world, but this is a real issue for much of the rest of the northern hemisphere!
In the Spring, when we set the clocks one hour ahead, we know that better weather is coming, and that we will soon be able to enjoy some time outdoors in the evening with daylight to spare. However, this loss of one hour of sleep is something that impacts our energy, psyche, and health – possibly more than we even realize.
Helping health-oriented people overcome pelvic health problems, and live the life you love!
Deborah S. Cohen
Specialist Pelvic Health Physical Therapist