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Does Becoming A Morning Person Help With Weight Loss?

Last updated May 11, 2017

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Freestock.com

Being a morning person and attempting to lose weight go hand in hand. Early risers have a tendency to be more active and energetic. If you are keen to lose some weight, the best thing to do is to wake up early.


Also known as an early riser, a morning person has a strong affinity towards weight loss. A morning person seems to have a lot of beneficial activities that set him or her apart from the night owls. Outlined below are some facts that give us an insight on how being a morning person helps to shed away those stubborn extra pounds.

Being a morning person and attempting to lose weight go hand in hand. Early risers have a tendency to be more active and energetic. If you are keen to lose some weight, the best thing to do is to wake up early. Your energy levels are highest in the morning, which can help one to do their exercises briskly. A research by the Northumbria University pointed out that an individual can burn up to 20% of body fat by working out in the morning. The research moreover came to a conclusion that those who rise early and work out in the morning before breakfast did not eat extra calories throughout the day. This is one of the main positive effects for becoming a morning person.

Researchers from Northwestern University did a study to show how bright early morning light plays a great role in the weight management of individuals. The research showed that people who were had a daily exposure to sunlight in the morning had a lower body mass index as compared to those who were out in the rest of the daytime. About 20 to 30 minutes of morning light was considered to be sufficient to have a lower BMI.

If you are a dieter, the time you consume your breakfast plays a vital role in losing weight. Research on 1000 health-conscious dieters by Forza Supplements revealed that the time one has their breakfast could have a great impact on losing weight. Most of us may note the our caloric intake every day, but hardly notice the time that breakfast is consumed. The research came to a conclusion that the best time to have breakfast is after 7 in the morning. They even arrived at a precise time of 7.11 in the morning, which is the perfect time for having breakfast in order to aid in weight loss.

Getting a proper sleep and waking up early in the morning is greatly linked with losing weight. Eating a proper breakfast in the morning after a good workout is also said to work wonders when it comes to losing weight and staying fit. Consider striving to wake up in the morning at an earlier time to experience these positive weight loss benefits.

References:

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https://hbr.org/2010/07/defend-your-research-the-early-bird-really-does-get-the-worm (accessed on 02/02/2015)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles:

Near, H. (2000). Morning Person. Tikkun, 15(1), 80-80.

Geach, T. (2016). Circadian rhythms: Not a morning person? Blame it on your genes. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 12(4), 188-188.

Hu, Y., Shmygelska, A., Tran, D., Eriksson, N., Tung, J. Y., & Hinds, D. A. (2016). GWAS of 89,283 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with self-reporting of being a morning person. Nature communications, 7.

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First uploaded: May 11, 2017
Last updated: May 11, 2017