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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Putting the clocks back this weekend could be detrimental to health.

Not putting the clocks back this weekend but still putting them forward in the spring would be a simple and effective way to vastly improve our health and well-being, says an expert in the online British Medical Journal.

Research shows that people feel happier, more energetic and have lower sickness rates in the longer and brighter days of summer, whereas their mood tends to decline during the shorter and darker days of winter.

In the case of the older and less mobile generation this can lead to depression as the feeling of isolation is felt because of the difficult of getting out and about in the darker hours of the afternoons and early evenings. To some people, and my self included, it can make one feel claustrophobic in the long dark nights.

It is suggested that the majority of the public are in favour of not returning the clocks to GMT in the winter months.

Read More:
Not putting the clocks back this weekend would improve health, says expert
Science Daily

Further articles
Telegraph: Putting clock back makes older people depressed
 Age UK: Clocks should not be turned back

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