Friday, March 3, 2017

Why You May Want to Become a Morning Person

What do former first lady Michelle Obama and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They’re both reportedly morning people. Obama told Oprah that she works out at 4:30 a.m. while Cook gets up every morning at 3:45 a.m. to get a head start on email, according to a Time profile.

Indeed, studies show that the early bird really does get the worm. Morning people are study-proven to be healthier, smarter and thinner. Whether you choose to go for a run, meditate, or just peruse the news, getting up early to squeeze in a little "me time" is a smart habit for your new sober lifestyle. 

Here are a few more benefits of becoming a morning person:

Increased happiness. People who get up around 7 a.m. or earlier were shown to have a 25 percent increase in feelings of happiness, cheerfulness and alertness, according to a University of Toronto survey of more than 700 adults. Early exposure to morning light has also been shown to increase energy and decrease the risk for depression.

Better job/school performance. Workers who start the day earlier were perceived to be more conscientious, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Early risers also have higher GPA’s – a full pointer higher, according to another study.

Healthier weight. Increased light exposure in the morning hours has been linked with a lower body mass index (BMI), according to researchers at Northwestern University. In addition, a.m. exercisers have been found to have a more consistent workout schedule; they’re less likely to skip a sweat session when an unexpected event or delay arises.

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