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. Wikipedia has this handy list of towns in Quebec, Nunavut, Ontario and B.C. that don't observe daylight saving time either.
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 as weight 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: