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Springing Ahead: Take Advantage of Those Longer Days and Stay Healthy!

by Kate K on March 9, 2013

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Photo: Ed Yourdon/Flickr

This Sunday, March 10th, marks the start of Daylight Savings Time, and the beginning of extended hours of sunlight. Although we didn’t make the permanent switch until 1966, Benjamin Franklin originally proposed the idea of longer days as a way to make the most of natural light and save money on candles. After the Energy Policy Act of 2005, we now have a full eight months to enjoy longer days, which I suggest you use by spending more time outside.

While we’re here to help you stay healthy and comfortable at work, I think everyone should take advantage of the biggest benefit of the Daylight Savings switch, which is the ability to get outside after work, while there’s still light out, and exercise! A quick reminder: Exercising and sitting less (whether at work or at home) has been linked to better sleep and a host of positive health benefits. We at The Human Solution can get behind that: Get ready to spring ahead this weekend!

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Kate is a content writer for THS. She hails from the legendary land of Delaware, where she wore rain boots from October through April and developed tremendous upper body strength from shoveling snow. She thanks her lucky stars each day for being in Austin and enjoys riding her bike, laughing at dog-shaming pictures, and having philosophical discussions while watching ‘How I Met Your Mother.’

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