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Exercise With Your Extra Hour

Daylight savings is tonight and hooray for "falling back." It's so great to gain an hour of time this one day a year, so make the most of it. Don't just go through your day as usual because you'll never even realize you received that extra 60 minutes. Since most people complain that they don't have time to exercise, my advice is to go out and do something physical for the entire hour. You'll feel proud of your efforts, and your mind will be energized and de-stressed. Here are some ideas:

  • Hike some woodsy trails or up the nearest mountain: 355 calories
  • Cruise around town for a leisurely Fall bike ride: 355 calories
  • Take a cardio class at your gym: 414 calories
  • Go for a light jog (12-minute miles) to work on your endurance: 473 calories
  • Play a friendly game of soccer: 414 calories
  • Do some much-needed stretching of your entire body: 236 calories

Don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed tonight. Daylight saving time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, when we roll our clock back one hour.

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True-Song True-Song 8 years
Not to be too much of a stickler, but it's Daylight Saving, not Daylight Savings.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
It was so nice to see the sun this morning before work!
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 8 years
Umm.... "fall back" means the sun sets an hour earlier, so I'm LOSING an hour. I hates it.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Awww, I don't get the extra hour! (I live in a state that doesn't do DST.) But I'll fit in an extra hour today just because!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
This is actually my plan. I want to get up a little earlier tomorrow to get my workout done earlier. That way, I'll be well-rested and ready for the week ahead. I can't wait for the sun to be up around 6am instead of 7 like it is's so depressing.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
this is a welcome change and a new thought. most people decide that they are going to use their extra hour at the bar to drink more but it does make a lot of sense to use it by working out or doing something active.
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