Sunday, January 15, 2017

Why waking up early is good for you

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By Zarelda Marie Goh, SHAPE Singapore, Friday, 13 January 2017


Waking up early is good for you.
PHOTO: Waking up early has benefits for the body. These mind and body benefits might just motivate you to hop out of bed. But there must be a proper sleeping pattern. Not sleeping enough affects multiple hormones related to metabolism, like the stress hormones.
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Do you hit the snooze button till you absolutely have to get ready for work? These mind and body benefits might just motivate you to hop out of bed.

1. Morning people are more proactive
Researchers in Germany found that early risers are able to solve problems more effectively than night owls. They are good at identifying issues and nipping them in the bud before they escalate into something bigger.



Morning people are more proactive

PHOTO: Morning people are more proactive
Having more time certainly means lesser stress and our mind can think of solutions to problem which otherwise may not be possible. When a difficult problem is solved, we become more enthusiastic and are able to tackle other problems more comfortably. Researchers in Germany found that early risers are able to solve problems more effectively than night owls. One problem less means lesser stress and more satisfaction as we become more effective in our work.
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2. Morning people are more productive
Many successful people rise at dawn and get a gazillion things done each day. These include outgoing US President Barack Obama, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Editor-In-Chief of US Vogue Anna Wintour.

While we can't guarantee that waking up early will lead to a thriving career, we can be certain that you'll get more done every day, be it at work or at home.



Morning people are more productive

PHOTO: Morning people are more productive
Waking up early can get more done every day, be it at work or at home. Many successful people rise at dawn and get a gazillion things done each day.
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3. Morning people are more relaxed
A study at the University of London found that those who woke at by 7am were less depressed, anxious and overweight than those who slept in till later. Given that we live in such a fast-paced society, keeping your stress level in check is definitely good for your health overall.



Morning people are more relaxed

PHOTO: Morning people are more relaxed
A study at the University of London found that those who woke at by 7am were less depressed, anxious and overweight than those who slept in till later. This means better for the overall health.
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4. Morning people get higher-quality slumber
This benefit kicks in only if you sleep at the same time every night, and wake up at the same time too. Getting your mind and body into a regular pattern helps you rest better, hence increasing the quality of your shut-eye.



Morning people get higher-quality slumber

PHOTO: Morning people get higher-quality slumber
Schedules and routine: To get a good night's sleep, we need to organize our dream and do it responsibly. We must go to sleep at the same time each day and wake up at the same time, as much as possible. Getting the mind and body into a regular pattern helps to rest better, hence increasing the quality of sleep.
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5. Morning people are slimmer
Hit the gym and work up a sweat the first thing in the morning, and you're likely to boost your metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day. Even better, take your workout outside for increased benefits. Research shows that people who spent more time in morning light had lower BMIs than those who were in the dark, regardless of food intake and activity level.



Early morning exercises, activities and workout has increased benefits.

PHOTO: Morning people are slimmer
Early morning exercises, activities and workout has increased benefits. Our body metabolism are boosted and more calories burned throughout the day when we spent more time in morning light. BMI also improved regardless of food intake and activity level.
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By Zarelda Marie Goh, SHAPE Singapore, Friday, 13 January 2017
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