Daylight Saving Time Ends At 2 am Sunday, November 2
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, most Canadians will turn their clocks an hour back to end daylight saving time and revert to standard time.
“Fall back” or “ending daylight saving time” (yes, without the “s”), occurs on the first Sunday of November to help North Americans adjust to weather changes. In other words, we’re “gaining” an extra hour of much-needed sleep.
Some Canadian cities and provinces, however, don’t experience any change at all. The majority of Saskatchewan (except for Lloydminster) and some towns in Alberta and Manitoba, won’t have to worry about changing those clocks. Some places in Quebec, Ontario and B.C. are also included on this list, according to the CBC.
But if the idea of colder weather and putting away all your summer essentials makes you kind of glum, you’re not alone. Some studies have shown weather changes can alter our mood and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is especially common this time of year. SAD, or “the winter blues,” is characterized by symptoms such asweight gain, change in appetite, fatigue and often a tendency to oversleep.
But don’t let the time change dampen your mood, here are six ways to stay energized during fall and winter months
If you’re suddenly feeling down this winter, it could be the result of your body’s lack of vitamin D. A study at the University of Newcastle in Australia tested the effects of vitamin D supplements on a group of people in late winter. Turns out, people who received vitamin D had a dramatic improvement in their moods. “The two best ways to get the vitamin D you need are to get adequate sun exposure (15 to 30 minutes per day) or to take vitamin D supplements,” says Dr. John Cuomo of USANA Health Sciences.