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Good Morning!

            If you are like most people around the world, waking up does not always come easy for you. You may wake up groggy, cranky, or simply out of energy before the day even starts. If you are getting enough sleep, there are multiple other reasons that may play into these feelings. Fortunately, there are techniques you may try to increase your morning mood.   If you have not yet explored the power sleep, take a look at the article, Sleepy Time, which dives into the importance of sleep and how to get it.

               The American Heart Association has lent its’ hand in attempting to help the general public wake up better. They first suggest getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night depending on what works best for you. Second, try to have a regular wake-up time to allow your body to calibrate to a sleeping schedule. Lastly, although it would be great, you cannot make up sleep. Nor can you make up a lack of sleep with a lazy day.

               When you have an extra little bit of time in the morning (or even if you don’t), it may be extremely tempting to hit that snooze button. As much as you feel that it will give you more energy, it will not. Your body is not able to go through a full sleep cycle in those 5 extra minutes; therefore, leaving you exhausted on your following attempt at waking up.

               The National Sleep Foundation has suggested some tips on habits you can follow to wake up happy and rested. First, focus on the reason you are waking up. This may be an athletic competition, the exhilaration of acing an exam, or to see someone that makes you happy. Whatever your motivation, keep it in mind and allow it to spring you out of bed and into your exciting day ahead. Another technique is to take advantage of light. Open your curtains or turn on the light in your room. Additionally, since your now up on your feet, you may start to feel better as blood starts to flow through your body after staying relatively stagnant all night. Lastly, try to go to sleep 15 minutes earlier. You’ll be surprised about the difference 15 minutes at night can do compared to 15 extra minutes in the morning.

               After you are up, you are ready to tackle your day and make the most of it. You may like to have a morning coffee, enjoying a refreshing shower, or see your favorite personal trainer for a rejuvenating morning session. Whether your morning starts at 5 am or 1 pm, we would love to help you move at Urban Fitness Studio. According to the National Institute for Fitness & Sport in Indianapolis, getting a morning session in can help in many ways. It may increase your metabolism, leaves time for other priorities, and increases your energy levels during the day. Additionally, once you complete your morning session, you are likely to feel a sense of well-earned accomplishment and confidence for the rest of your day!

Works Cited

Bireline, Amanda. “Morning Exercise Benefits: Increased Metabolism and More?” Morning Exercise Benefits: Increased Metabolism and More?, National Institute for Fitness & Sport, 4 Feb. 2016, https://www.nifs.org/blog/morning-exercise-benefits-increased-metabolism-and-more.

“How to Establish a Wake-up Routine for a Good Morning Every Morning.” Www.heart.org, American Heart Association, May 2018, https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/sleep/how-to-establish-a-wakeup-routine-for-a-good-morning-every-morning.

“Stop Hitting the Snooze Button: 5 Easy Ways to Wake Up in the Morning.” Sleep.org, The National Sleep Foundation, https://www.sleep.org/articles/stop-hitting-snooze-button/.

               The American Heart Association has lent its’ hand in attempting to help the general public wake up better. They first suggest getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night depending on what works best for you. Second, try to have a regular wake-up time to allow your body to calibrate to a sleeping schedule. Lastly, although it would be great, you cannot make up sleep. Nor can you make up a lack of sleep with a lazy day.

               When you have an extra little bit of time in the morning (or even if you don’t), it may be extremely tempting to hit that snooze button. As much as you feel that it will give you more energy, it will not. Your body is not able to go through a full sleep cycle in those 5 extra minutes; therefore, leaving you exhausted on your following attempt at waking up.

               The National Sleep Foundation has suggested some tips on habits you can follow to wake up happy and rested. First, focus on the reason you are waking up. This may be an athletic competition, the exhilaration of acing an exam, or to see someone that makes you happy. Whatever your motivation, keep it in mind and allow it to spring you out of bed and into your exciting day ahead. Another technique is to take advantage of light. Open your curtains or turn on the light in your room. Additionally, since your now up on your feet, you may start to feel better as blood starts to flow through your body after staying relatively stagnant all night. Lastly, try to go to sleep 15 minutes earlier. You’ll be surprised about the difference 15 minutes at night can do compared to 15 extra minutes in the morning.

               After you are up, you are ready to tackle your day and make the most of it. You may like to have a morning coffee, enjoying a refreshing shower, or see your favorite personal trainer for a rejuvenating morning session. Whether your morning starts at 5 am or 1 pm, we would love to help you move at Urban Fitness Studio. According to the National Institute for Fitness & Sport in Indianapolis, getting a morning session in can help in many ways. It may increase your metabolism, leaves time for other priorities, and increases your energy levels during the day. Additionally, once you complete your morning session, you are likely to feel a sense of well-earned accomplishment and confidence for the rest of your day!

Works Cited

Bireline, Amanda. “Morning Exercise Benefits: Increased Metabolism and More?” Morning Exercise Benefits: Increased Metabolism and More?, National Institute for Fitness & Sport, 4 Feb. 2016, https://www.nifs.org/blog/morning-exercise-benefits-increased-metabolism-and-more.

“How to Establish a Wake-up Routine for a Good Morning Every Morning.” Www.heart.org, American Heart Association, May 2018, https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/sleep/how-to-establish-a-wakeup-routine-for-a-good-morning-every-morning.

“Stop Hitting the Snooze Button: 5 Easy Ways to Wake Up in the Morning.” Sleep.org, The National Sleep Foundation, https://www.sleep.org/articles/stop-hitting-snooze-button/.