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Studies Suggest Daylight Savings Time Bad For Health

Studies Suggest Daylight Savings Time Bad For Health

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Each year after the country “Springs Forward” media seeks to appease sleep deprived audiences with studies and outrage at the obsolete rule of setting the clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. This widely debated practice sets our clocks so daylight lasts longer into evenings. While the usefulness of this practice is debated, apparently it goes back to WWII, and was recommended to save on the country's fuel consumption. It was also suggested in the early days of our country when the majority of citizens were farmers and agriculturally based so they could have more daylight to work (although who says they have to stop working at a certain time?)

However, most studies fail to take into account the increase in physical activities experienced by children and adults alike, due to longer days and evening light.

Whether you're a fan or not- check out the story on the studies at Reuters and enjoy the longer days!

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