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On Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 2am Daylight Saving Time Begins.
In 1895, Daylight Savings Time was first proposed by George Vernon Hudson in order to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting. Today, we advance our clocks during the summertime in order to have more daylight during the afternoon and less in the morning. This benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that thrive during sunlight, especially after working hours, but causes problems for farming, evening entertainment, and other occupations tied to the sun.
Daylight Saving Time resumes next Sunday morning. We’ll all lose an hour’s sleep, but it could be worse. Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say the time shift comes with a 10 percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack Monday or Tuesday. Blame lost sleep, and jolts to your “inner clock” and immune system.
They recommend waking 30 minutes earlier Saturday and Sunday than you must Monday to Friday; a good breakfast, sunshine and exercise.

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