Be it by plane, train, or automobile, it takes a lot of work to keep yourself together mentally and physically when you go out of town. From eating right to exercising, shaving, and knowing if there's anything dangerous in your foods, here are ten handy tips to make sure you enjoy yourself and also make it back home safely.
Go Camping for Better Sleep
The growing number of lights in our homes – from smartphones, computers, and LCD displays on appliances – can negatively impact sleep by confusing the body's natural cycle. One simple way to reset the body's natural clock, according to a new study published in Current Biology, is to go camping. Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder took a group of adults camping in the Rocky Mountains, allowing only the sun and a campfire for light sources. Within a week, the test subjects had adapted to a healthy light-darkness sleep cycle. Lead author Kenneth Wright says that while camping is effective, there are other means to reset biological clocks, such as going for a walk in the morning, taking a few outdoor work breaks, and turning off, or at least covering, electronic devices and artificial lights – especially blue lights – at night. "If people were to change little things in their daily lives," says Wright, "they could probably shift the timing of their clocks."
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