5 Reasons to wake up earlier for a healthy lifestyle

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When it comes to perfecting that healthy lifestyle, one simple change, like going to sleep and waking up one hour earlier can make all the difference.

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If you're trying to make a change in life and get into a healthier routine, the best place to start is with your bed time.

Switching up an hour, going to sleep and waking up earlier will bring about a serious change, both in how to feel and in what you are able to achieve.

How often do you feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day?

The Benefits of a morning workout

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Although there are no specific metabolic benefits to working out in the morning - the best time for you may not be the same as for someone else - it has been proven to suppress hunger.

Equally, it can often be the solution when you just don't have time to hit the gym after work.

Working out first thing can also give you a boost of energy to start the day.

Sleeping before midnight

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It's a common opinion that the sleep we get before midnight is worth more than any after. This is because our circadian rhythm - a biological process within us - is at it's lowest point for most between 10pm and 5am.

This is when sleep is most effective.

Time to prepare a healthy lunch

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One of the hardest things about maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is attempting to eat the right thing when surrounded by temptation at work.

So, if you had a bit more time in the morning you could actually make some of those amazing salads you keep saying you'll have for lunch (rather than the same Tesco sandwich time and again).

Get a digital detox

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Another key benefit to going to bed an hour earlier is simply giving yourself less time to gorge yourself on the internet.

Most people keep their phones either in or next to their beds and keep looking at it right up until the moment they fall asleep.

Try to cut this out and turn the light off. Your body, and your sleep pattern with thank you.

Eat the right breakfast

When you're rushing out of the house the quickest thing to eat is always the winner, however it is often also not that goof for you.

A piece of toast, a croissant from Starbucks, even cereal, can all be loaded with sugar.

Take the time to prepare yourself a healthy protein rich brekkie and set yourself up for the day.



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