There’s no better time

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It’s one of my favourite days of the year. Time for my semi-annual rant about changing our clocks, once again.

I’m a huge fan of Daylight Saving Time. That’s what we just sprung forward to this morning. We get a whole extra hour of daylight, mostly benefiting those of us who hate driving home from work in the dark in the mid to late afternoon during the winter and love to have the whole summer evening to stroll or do activities outside in natural light.

The whole concept of switching back and forth is terribly outdated and there’s been much talk at various levels of government in Canada, the U.S. as well as in the U.K. and Europe at doing away with one form or the other (that’s DST or Standard Time).

Let’s hope that this movement gains momentum. It would be great if this change in time sees the light of day!

Do you agree? Please share your comment. And see my other posts on Daylight Savings Time on this blog.

Are you ready for clock confusion?

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I’ve said it many times before on this blog. Leave the clocks alone! We’re back on Daylight Savings Time where it should be. All the time.

Meanwhile, thanks to Joel Goldenberg who came across this Washington Examiner article published earlier this week that says what I’ve been saying for years: Don’t touch that clock. Actually, this piece argues from the perspective of staying on standard time, all the time. But what it really means, to me, is just pick one, only one, and leave it be.

Studies “have found that the time change interrupts sleep cycles, causing fatigue, lack of productivity and sadness,” the article added. Even worse, medical studies showed that daylight saving time also can lead to death. “Other studies show that the number of heart attacks spikes in the days following the March time change, and after the November time change, the frequency of heart attacks decreases,” the article reads.

So come on Canada. Let’s stay on DST.

Do you agree with me? Please share your comments here.

Search Daylight Savings Time to see my blog posts on this subject.

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Read more:

Washington Examiner: Daylight saving time may be killing you

Fifty-eight per cent of Quebecers take up to a week to adjust to Daylight Savings Time