Monday, August 15, 2016

Become a Morning Person !

Are you a morning person? Chances are you don't spring out of bed in the morning ready to rock and roll, ( if you do, let me know your secret). Many people are night owls and stay up late, but did you know staying up later can be messing with your body ? If you learn to become a morning person, you will be more inclined to choose healthier options throughout the day.
According to a recent study by the University of Delaware, research shows that abandoning your late night habits can lead to better food choices and since you’ll be less likely to skip your workout if you’re well-rested, improve your cardiovascular health. But becoming a morning person won’t happen overnight.
Instead start at the top of this list and when you successfully complete it, move onto the next one until you create the habit of a morning person !
-Turn off your screens at least 30 minutes before bed. Your body has a natural response to sleeping cues. Your body produces
melatonin, the hormone that tells your body when you need sleep. If you mess with the melatonin signal, you’re messing with your body’s ability to get the sleep it needs.
-Prep your next day the day before. Nothing is worse than starting the day already behind. Start preparing your meals, clothes, workout and anything that can help you for the next day. Then you can go to sleep without thinking about what you need to get for the next day.
-Are you a caffeine addict? Many of us are and its hard to get through that 3 pm slump without it. Drinking caffeine is not the best for a restful night's sleep. Try a better option such as tea. There is a link between green tea and improved cognitive function, particularly working memory. Just remember, there are still trace amounts caffeine in the green stuff so stop sipping by 3 p.m.
-Instead of going on Facebook or Instagram, try reading a book. Add this to your nightly routine and you will see the calming effects it has on your mind and body. Just six minutes of reading before bed can reduce your stress levels by 68 per cent leading to a better quality sleep, and faster. An even better option would be to journal. Get all those thoughts out before you go to bed and you can sleep with a calm mind.
If you have a hard time falling asleep, try incorporating the above tips and have more quiet time in your life.

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