For those who are not morning people, getting up early can be one of the hardest things to do. However, research has shown that those who get up before 7 a.m. are happier, healthier, and thinner than those who wake up later.
If you are not even close to being a morning a person, here are five more reasons that might help you convert:
1. Weight Control
While health insurance companies can put you into contact with a good doctor who can help aid in your weight loss goals, research has proven that those who get up early to exercise weigh less than those who exercise later in the day or not at all. Working up a sweat in the early morning helps your metabolism speed up throughout the rest of the day, helping you burn more calories all day long. Plus, when your metabolism is higher, you will be able to curb your cravings easier than if your metabolism was sluggish.
If you can’t muster up the energy to get in a morning workout that early in the day, try to at least get a walk in during the morning. Studies have shown that those who got out in the fresh air in the morning had lower body mass indexes than those who got outside later on.
2. Being Less stressed out
Getting the day started earlier often frees up your time, which is essential to being stress-free and feeling relaxed. The later you wake up, the less time you have available to complete all of the day-to-day tasks. Plus, studies have proven that people who wake up before 7 a.m. are less likely to become stressed, depressed, or overweight. So while you think sleeping in might be helping your body, it could be hurting you instead.
3. Being More Alert and Mindful
Getting up early can help prepare you for the day ahead by helping you be alert earlier. An early bird’s brain shows that they are more excitable and alert at 9 a.m., which is ideal for a professional, for they are more prepared for their presentations and the workday ahead. However, for those who are night owls, whose brains peak in the evening, you can train yourself to be an early riser. Each week, go to bed 10 minutes earlier and wake up 10 minutes earlier. If you continue this, you can become a morning person.
4. Procrastinate Less
Early risers are also less likely to procrastinate or miss deadlines as well as appear to be more emotionally stable with less mood swings
5. More productive
While both night owls and early birds bring a unique perspective to work, early risers usually have more problem-solving skills, which means most early birds can anticipate a problem (and solve it) before it gets out of hand.
Training yourself to become a morning person doesn't sound so bad anymore, does it?
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