Lose Weight By Waking Up Early: Give The 5 AM Club A Shot There are all kinds of benefits to waking up early. Some studies show that early risers are more likely to be successful, get better grades, be happier individuals, and even be more productive. One thing that you may not know is that getting up early can actually help with weight loss. If this sounds like magic baloney, you’re right for being skeptical. However, there are studies to back up everything you’re about to read. Once you reach the end, you’ll want to set your alarm just a little earlier . The Light of Day A recent study has shown that the amount of daylight you receive is directly related to your weight. What’s more, is that getting light early in the morning has a direct result on the individual’s body mass – no matter what their level of exercise is. You don’t need to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn either. Simply waking up 20 to 30 minutes earlier was enough to see the benefits of morning light on BMI. Extra Time to Exercise This is obvious, so let’s just get it out of the way. Waking up early gives you more time to exercise . You can exercise anytime though, so why does it matter if you get up early? First of all, it’s going to improve your mood. There’s really no better way to start the day. The main reason to exercise early though is that you’re giving your metabolic rate a boost first thing in the morning. You’ll have the advantages of your hormones on your side. Elevated rates of muscle building hormones in the morning make an early day work out more effective, leading to more weight loss. Empty Stomach Anything you do on a completely empty stomach will force your body to dig into its fat reserves to power the activity. Waking up early almost certainly means you’ll have an empty stomach to work with no matter what activity you decide to do. If you’re not doing some form of yoga or cardio, even just walking the dog, cleaning the kitchen, or watering the lawn will help burn some of those stored up fat cells. It Improves Your Mood We’ve already touch a bit on mood, but this is a real indirect method waking up early can help you lose weight. You’ll find numerous studies that show that waking up early is a major mood booster, but being a good mood is a weight loss catalyst in itself. When you’re in a good mood, you’re more likely to be motivated to exercise – which is why so many people don’t have a problem exercising in the morning. Motivation is high, you’re well rested, and optimism for the day is at its peak. Just setting your alarm 20 or 30 minutes early can easily make you more likely to actually exercise and lose weight. Exercising also boosts your mood, so you’re setting yourself up for a fantastic high energy day that can help you shed even more calories. Getting up early won’t help much if you haven’t had a good night’s sleep, so you’ll need to adjust your bedtime to get the most benefit. So get up early and get all the benefits that come with it! About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn