Get Up In The Morning! - It's healthy

The mornings - a time where a lot of people don't want to leave their bed, but it is actually healthy to do so. However, we're now approaching the winter, and that means many of you out there will find it even harder to get up in the morning.

I recently read an article that talked about a study to do with sleep and wake up times during the week and weekends. To cut a long detailed story short, the study concluded that it's in fact healthier and more beneficial to keep the time that you wake up consistent during the week and weekends. I know what most of you will be thinking - "what!!??". Most people will wake up at around 6-7am during the week, but then during those two precious days of the weekend, those times will turn into 10-11am (on average).

A lot of people will wake up late morning/early afternoon on Saturday and/or Sunday, simply because they're hungover from the night before. However, even those who wake up feeling fresh with no boozing the night before, will tend to wake up nearer to the 10am mark, simply because it's a weekend and they don't have to get up for school/uni/work. The main problem with doing that is your 'body clock' get's messed around and come Monday morning, you will feel shattered having to wake up early again. I guess that's one reason why people hate Monday mornings so much,

I'm not saying that you have to wake up at 6am Mon-Sun, but waking up at a more appropriate time on the weekends will actually be better for you and when the 'dreaded' Monday morning comes, you won't actually feel as tired. If your diet is 'on song' and you're not out until 3am drinking, then you will actually feel okay waking up earlier on a weekend. It's slowly becoming more popular to get up early on a Saturday or Sunday to have a workout, when most people will be 'dying' in bed with a hangover.

I myself try to keep my 'wake up times' more consistent, and to be honest, I don't actually feel that tired in the mornings. There are some times where I need a shot of Hench Nutrition's Muscle Pump to get me going, but the majority of the time I'm fine. When I have had nights out or just late nights on the weekend, Monday morning is a little bit harder to deal with, so for me, the study is right. I think it's something worth trying, but I know most people will never agree with waking up earlier on a weekend.

Lee Gregory Fitness

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