Many Americans and economist think rising inflation issues, interest rates and housing costs may be warning signs of a looming recession. According to a Bankrate poll, nearly 7 in 10 Americans are worried about the possibility of a recession before the end of next year. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t feel prepared for an economic downturn.
Predictions about an official recession occurring are divided. Regardless, you can take the following steps to prepare or stabilize your funds.
To deal with economic uncertainty, focus on developing health financial habits for today and the future. In addition, consider discussing your situation with a financial advisor. Speak to your employer if you need further financial resources.
Most of the United States shifts between standard and daylight saving time (DST) each year in an effort to “save” natural light. Clocks will get set one hour back on Sunday, Nov. 6, when the DST period ends. Although you may be excited about gaining another hour in your day, DST can wreak havoc on your physical and cognitive health for several days, weeks or oven months.
The disruption of DST can negatively impact your health. Your internal clock regulates critical process, including liver function and the immune system. Interruptions to the circadian rhythm, your body’s 24-hour biological cycle that regulates wake and sleep, can also impair your focus and judgment. For example, a study published in Current Biology found fatal U.S. traffic accidents increased by 6% in the week following DST. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your odds of a smooth DST transition.
While you may be tempted to use the extra hour to indulge in various activities, health experts recommend using that time for sleep. To help make the DST transition easier, consider going to bed 15-20 minutes early in the days beforehand to help your body get used to the difference. If you have specific health concerns, talk to your doctor.
Helping Your Body Adjust to the Time Change
If your state follows DST, you can take steps to make the transition easier. Leading up to and after the time change, consider these tips to protect your circadian rhythm:
Exercise in the morning
Prioritize daylight exposure
Keep a regular sleep routine
Remove sleep disturbances
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 37 million American adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 don’t even know they have it. While Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented, you can take the following steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes:
In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled. Take control now during American Diabetes Month, and have your blood sugar levels tested by your doctor.
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