Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. So goes the saying.
Nothing can be truer than this. Studies over the years have found various benefits of getting up early in the morning. If you are in the habit of studying till late shirk it at the earliest. Initially, it will be difficult for you to change your habit but a few days of consciously waking up early and your body will get adjusted to it.
How getting up early benefits you
Getting up early helps you to kick-start your metabolism. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, getting up early will give you enough time to enjoy your breakfast at peace. It is far better than having a hurried toast.
If you get up early in the morning, you will have time to soak your body in the early morning sun and get your dose of Vitamin D. Early morning sun rays are beneficial for bone health, immune system, and you will save yourself from several hormonal problems. Soaking in early morning sun is more important as there are very few foods that can provide you with Vitamin D.
It will help you plan the day better. You can think back on your homework done, any requirement in the school. And if by chance if you missed out on something, you can quickly do it.
Early risers are more productive and better performers. This is because they are in tune with the earth’s circadian rhythm. According to a study done by the University of Texas, students who woke up early in the morning were found to perform better and secured better grades.
Getting up early improves mental health. Studies have shown that people who sleep early at night and get up early are relatively less predisposed to major forms of mental disorders. Early risers are found to be at a lesser risk of depression and are more optimistic, creative and have more goodness.
Upasana Kaura is an educationist. She can be contacted at 9911270577