5 Legit Reasons Why Waking Up Early is Good For You

by Zarelda Marie Goh
LIFESTYLE  |  September 17, 2017
  • You'll be more proactive
    1 / 5 You'll be 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.

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  • You'll be more productive
    2 / 5 You'll be 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.

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  • You'll be more relaxed
    3 / 5 You'll be 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.

    (Also Read: Your 21-Day Plan to Bust Stress & Feel Your Best)

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  • You'll sleep better
    4 / 5 You'll sleep better

    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.

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  • You'll keep your weight in check
    5 / 5 You'll keep your weight in check

    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.

    (Also Read: These Yoga Poses Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight!)

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