Today’s Reading List: Health benefits of being an early riser

Do  you keep pressing the snooze button until the last possible moment you need to wake up? Now you have  more reasons to wake up when your alarm goes off the first time.

A growing body of research suggests that there may be significant benefits to waking up early.

Early birds are less likely to blow off a workout. Night owls find it more difficult to schedule time for fitness and stick to it, according to a new study presented at SLEEP 2014, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC.

They’re more cheerful. Early rises are happier and more positive than people who wake up late, reports a 2012 study from the journal Emotion.

They’re more proactive. People who rise and shine tend to agree more with statements that indicate action and confidence (think: “I spend time identifying long-range goals for myself” and “I feel in charge of making things happen”).

Women’s Health Mag has more reasons why we should get in the habit of getting up earlier.

 

Posted on October 6, 2014 in Health in the News, Reading List

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