One of the most annoying things that can come from traveling is jet lag. When changing time zones, especially if those time zones are super far apart from one another—it can be truly disorientating. You find yourself getting tired at random hours of the day and feeling awake at hours when you shouldn’t. Thankfully, there are ways to combat jet lag, and here’s one method that works for many.
Doing Outdoor Physical Activity
The reason jet lag is such a problem is that your body still thinks it’s in the time zone it was just in. Therefore, the best way to handle this problem is to do something to “convince” your body that it’s in a new time zone. The best way to do this is to spend as much time as you can outdoors, in the sun, and to do as much physical activity as you can.
By spending the day outside, it will calibrate your body into the “new daytime”, and let your body know that it’s in a new time zone. There’s something about putting your body under physical strain and effort that really focuses on your mind and spirit. It’s almost like that extra Vitamin D, mixed in with some recreation, resets your system.