6 Reasons to Get Up Early

1. More time for yourself

If you live with other humans — little ones or adults — getting up early could give you some much-needed (and desperately wanted) time for yourself.

More time to sip that coffee slowly while flipping through the paper or just enjoying the silence can help prepare you to face a hectic day feeling a little more chill.

2. More time to exercise

If working out is important to you, but you often struggle to find the time, getting up early could be the ticket.

Getting your exercise in first thing remedies the temptation to skip workouts because of job or social commitments later in the day or plain old tiredness.

And while we’re on the subject of feeling tired, here’s another perk of morning workouts: Exercise initiates a surge of those feel-good endorphins that can improve your mood, lower stress and anxiety, and increase energy levels. You’re welcome.

3. Less time in traffic

Getting up and out of the house early can help you beat the usual traffic, which is pretty much a universal plus.

Less traffic doesn’t just save you time and money. It can also help protect your health and well-being, as research has linked sitting in traffic to:

4. Better sleep 

Research suggests that people who wake up early tend to go to bed earlier and enjoy longer, better quality sleep.

Getting enough sleep comes with plenty of benefits:

  • improved mood
  • better concentration
  • lower chance of obesity and other chronic diseases

On the flip side, a lack of quality sleep can:

  • weaken your immune system, which means you might get sick more often
  • raise your chance for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes
  • mess with your sex drive

5. Which can mean more energy

It’s true: Better sleep generally equals more energy.

If you’re going to bed earlier and getting better quality sleep, it’s not a huge leap to imagine you’ll wake up feeling more rested and refreshed for the day ahead.

6. Healthier skin

Rough nights can show on your skin in fine lines, wrinkles, paleness, and swollen or droopy eyelids. Sleep deprivation can also contribute to acne.

Good sleep helps keep your skin healthy. During sleep, your skin cells regenerate, while increased blood flow and collagen help repair environmental and UV damage.

Plus, going to bed earlier (you know, before you’re completely dead on your feet) gives you more time to practice good skin care, like washing your face. So don’t be surprised if you wake up with that morning glow.

Read more

‘Fat burning zone’? The best way to exercise to burn fat

When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss. One theory even suggests that exercising at around 60% of your maximum heart rate will bring our bodies into

5 Most Frequently Asked Women’s Health & Fitness Questions Answered

Ladies–you have questions, we have answers. The fitness industry is plagued with so many inconsistent messages, it’s difficult to know what women should believe. If you want the answers to the most common fitness and health questions–keep reading! Do I Need to Eat Less to Lose Weight? You’re not going to like my answer, but

Cycling – health benefits

To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect your body from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the number of calories you burn. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to

SCULPT YOUR BODY. BOOK YOUR
PERSONAL TRAINING.

we'd love to hear from you

Let us know what you’re looking for, and we can guide you to the sevices, resources, or opportunities you need

Experience the best at UPFIT