Daylight Savings Blues?
Daylight savings can be a little rough. We get it. If you are feeling a bit blue this week, we have just the trick! Explore some tips to get back on track to make the most of #BayMeadowsLife real soon.
Take a Nap
Many of us don’t get enough sleep, yet sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While a 20 minute power nap is the most recommended length, scientists have found that when people napped around 30 minutes, they had better memory recall and superior overall cognition than both non-nappers and those who napped longer. National napping day happens to be March 14th so plan accordingly and if you want to nap like a pro, explore the best items to help you power nap soundly from Architectural Digest .
Exercise will not only help you sleep more soundly but also gives your cells more energy to burn and circulates oxygen. Getting a bit of bright sunlight mid-morning or mid-day not only assists with Vitamin D levels but helps you feel energized. Lucky for you, Bay Meadows is filled with pathways and parks to enjoy a walk any time of day. In fact, you have direct access to the San Francisco Bay Trail from Bay Meadows, ideal for longer walks, runs and bike rides. Start rolling with some of our favorite nearby bike rides.
Load up. Water is the only nutrient that has been shown to enhance endurance performance. Health experts commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon a day. This is called the 8×8 rule which is easy to remember. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women. We have a love for the Hydro Flask but Good Housekeeping shares their picks here.
When All Else Fails – Hit Blue Bottle Cafe at Bay Meadows!
Open from 5am to 5pm daily, Blue Bottle Bay Meadows is located at 3081 Delaware Street in Town Square and merges the spirit of two local landmarks, San Mateo’s salt marshes and a historic Japanese tea garden. Here, you’ll find both sunny and shaded patio seating areas to sip al fresco with friends, plus a cafe design that let’s in perpetual light – a tranquil, lovely place to appreciate the community’s warmth, and the deliciousness close at hand. Explore “pick-me-up” gift sets for pals or the latest seasonal blends at bluebottlecoffee.com and be sure to bring your four-legged pal to find a shady spot on the patio for some people watching.
Tip: Add a complimentary dog treat when you order through the Blue Bottle iOS app and pick it up with your coffee. If you capture your canine and tag #dogsofbluebottle #baymeadowslife you just might find your pooch Insta-famous.
Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping and entertainment (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. With wheels on-site to get you from here to there, there’s no need to own your own. And Caltrain is no more than a five-minute walk from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.