For some, getting out of bed is the hardest part of the day. When your alarm clock goes off, it can sometimes take everything in you to wake up and get your day going. So, for some, the thought of getting out of bed possibly hours before your normal time may seem ridiculous.
But it’s not.
In fact, waking up at 5 in the morning has several benefits that affect both your lifestyle and your health. Here’s what waking up at 5am does for you:
Gives You a Balanced Sleep Schedule
When you consistently wake up at 5am, your body gets a stabilized circadian rhythm.
A circadian rhythm is a natural sleep/wake cycle that keeps you awake during the day and asleep during the night. Having a proper circadian rhythm can affect your health in a positive way—like positive cell production, hormone production, and brain wave activity.
If your circadian rhythm is off-balance you become more at risk for health issues, like sleeping disorders, cardio vascular disease, and some types of cancer.
Extra Time to Plan Your Day
Waking up early gives you extra time to plan the day ahead of you. In the morning, you can prepare for the tasks that you need to accomplish during the day.
Although this seems like a simple thing you could probably do in the shower, taking the time to plan and organize a schedule will make you more productive throughout the day.
The Chance to Exercise
Many people put off exercising because they have no time or they’re tired by the end of the work day. But, when you wake up early, these excuses vanish.
The extra hours in the morning give you a chance to exercise before life gets too busy.
The best part about exercising in the morning is that your body continues to burn those extra calories throughout the day. This means that you actually burn more calories when you work out in the morning than in the evening.
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