Day 9 of Small Changes: Rise and Shine
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Today's small change was to rise and shine by exercising in the mornings. Some very good reasons were given for doing this. It will jump start your metabolism so you burn more calories, energize you and help you feel virtuous, increase mental sharpness for 4 to 10 hours, exercise helps you get a better quality of sleep so you need less sleep and can get up earlier to get the exercise, if you get up early regularly your circadian rhythm resets so it is easier to get up, many find it helps regulate the appetite to exercise early in the day, more than 905 of those who exercise regularly do so in the mornings, and the most important reason for me would be to be sure I get it in.
I think this change is one I will work on. On Mondays when I watch my grandson I have been walking on the treadmill before leaving at 7 am, because I don't get home until close to 7 pm and know I will be tired. On days I substitute teach, I usually figure I will walk in the evenings, but sometimes am really tired by the time I cook dinner and have time to do it. I think by getting up 15 minutes earlier, I can get a 30 minute walk in on those mornings (I usually have 15 minutes or so I just get on the computer that I can add to the 15 minutes of getting up earlier.) By exercising at the same time every day, I think it will become more of a habit and my body will look forward to it.
Tomorrow I will rise and shine!