March 20th may mark the first day of spring, but Michigan weather doesn’t always follow the calendar. Before you come out of your winter hibernation, check out these safety and wellness tips for surviving a Michigan “spring”.
March 10th was Spring Forward
On Sunday, March 10th, we set our clocks ahead one hour. If you haven't done so already, don’t forget to adjust the clocks on all your household appliances.
Don’t be fooled by the season!
Michigan weather is quite unpredictable. It can be extremely warm one day, and then drop 40 degrees the next. With lots of rain and occasional snow, Michigan spring is no different. Highly fluctuating temperatures can increase your chances of getting sick, so be sure to always stay warm and wear layers. Don’t put your winter clothes away just yet! It is a lot better to carry a coat on a warm day than to not have a coat on a cold day. Be sure to check the weather and temperature every day before going out.
Be aware of slipping and sliding.
Ann Arbor temperatures remain unpredictable in March and early April. It may drop below freezing at night, and sidewalks will be icy in the morning. Always be aware of your surroundings and watch out for black ice patches on your way to class. Rainstorms also leave large puddles and mud. Stay on paved paths to avoid slipping.
Exercise and improve your health and wellness.
With the sun coming out and warmer temperatures, it is a great time to go outside, exercise, and get your vitamin D. Exercising promotes weight loss, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces stress levels, and has many other health benefits. Going outside and enjoying the sun helps your body get Vitamin D which reduces risk of sickness, fatigue, bone pain, and muscle pain. If illnesses or allergies are preventing you from enjoying the season, stop by the University Health Service located at 207 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
Stay stress free.
As spring draws closer, so do midterms and finals. Remember to get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and stay organized. Your body needs to be healthy and rested in order to perform at its best. Keep these tips in mind while working on projects or studying for exams!
Another way you can manage the Michigan spring or de-stress before your tests is to visit Beyond the Diag on the Diag on April 12th, 2-4pm!
Have fun this spring and finish the school year strong! Stay safe, keep warm, and GO BLUE!