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Daylight Saving Time Is March 11, 2012

Celebrate Daylight Saving With an Evening Workout Outside

It's that time of the year to "spring ahead!" Although you'll set your clocks ahead and lose an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, you'll be gaining an extra hour of sunshine in the evening. That means if you couldn't pull yourself out of bed for morning workouts in the Fall and Winter (when the mornings were brightest), you can now shift your workouts to the early evening, when it'll still be light enough to walk, hike, bike, or run outside.

On Sunday night, celebrate the first day of daylight saving time with an outdoor evening workout. Take a bike ride in the park, go for a run with your dog around the neighborhood, or do some yoga on your back deck. It'll feel good to expose yourself to fresh air and all-natural vitamin D, and it's a great way to celebrate the coming of Spring. An evening workout will also tire you out, helping you fall asleep later that night.

Are you excited about having an extra hour of daylight in the evenings, or are you bummed because you're a morning exerciser?

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mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 4 years
I love more daylight. Being able to go for a safe, well-lit run at 7 or 8 p.m. is awesome. I'm a summer baby! :)
co_curlysue co_curlysue 4 years
I'm very excited! I workout every evening during the week and it'll be nice to leave the gym while the sun is still up. Sundays is my active resting day with yoga that morning so I might have to put in a nice stroll through the quiet neighborhood with my husband (plus my adorable dog) and enjoy. :)
Mila_83 Mila_83 6 years
Another morning exerciser - I'm at the gym by 5:30AM however I usually do not have a problem transitioning. Yesterday I made sure to go to bed at my usual time and treat my day like time change did not even happened. I got up this morning without any troubles,worked out and still awake:)
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 6 years
Yay! Super excited for the extra daylight since I only have time to run after work on the week days. Now I can go back to my favorite trail rather than going to the boring, lighted track.
trinachka trinachka 6 years
I work out 5:30-7 a.m. every weekday but the spring-forward doesn't really bother me either way...it's always dark when I head out! Plus, since my kickboxing and boxing conditioning classes are always inside, if it's just getting light out I still feel like I've gotten it out of the way with that much more of my day left ahead. Plus, more light in the evenings means I can squeeze in a half-hour jog or a nice walk after work with less problem or room for excuse.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 6 years
I'm excited about it because now my husband and I can resume our evening walks. He works late so this is only possible for us when the days are longer.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I'm bummed because I'm definitely a morning exerciser. Although, usually I work out inside, so the amount of daylight isn't all that important to me. I am liking the extra evening light, though. It makes the day feel that much longer.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I'm a morning exerciser, so this is just bad news for me. The later sunrise only makes it that much harder to drag myself out of bed at 5:30 am.
thatsnotfab thatsnotfab 6 years
Yep, I'm a morning exerciser, so I'm definitely not looking forward to the change... In fact, I'm planning on bumping my rest day to Monday so my body can try and adjust.
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