The Benefits of Snoozing No More!
By Donna Stark
If you are best buds with the snooze button on your alarm clock, you may want to consider ending that friendship. Why? Well, by keeping that relationship going, you could be missing out on several important health benefits. And whether you want to believe it or not, those benefits will do more for your body than those extra nine minutes of sleep you are getting each day. Want to learn more? Keep reading. Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have listed a few of them below.
Time for Breakfast
You've always been told that breakfast is an essential part of your day, but when you hit the snooze button over and over and over again, you aren't leaving yourself much time to fit a morning meal in. Breakfast is important because it fuels your body for what lies ahead. With a healthy breakfast in your tummy, you can look forward to more energy, increased productivity, and clearer thinking throughout the day.
Time for Exercise
Depending on how many times you hit the snooze button, you could, realistically, fit in a quick morning workout if you didn't. Imagine how you will feel and how your day will go if you head outdoors for a brisk walk or if you stretch your body out thoroughly before the stress of the day starts its attack. Remember, you only need 30 minutes of physical activity to improve your mood, energy levels, and creativity. Isn't it easy to see how exercise can make your workday better?
Time for a More Peaceful Commute
It's happened to all of us. Those moments on the road when we regret not leaving home earlier to beat the traffic. If you are always sitting in traffic, weaving through cars, and dealing with grumpy drivers, you may want to get on the road a little bit earlier. And you could do that if you just hopped out of bed the first time your alarm goes off. The benefits of hitting the road sooner are a more peaceful drive, more time to get things done at work, and a calmer disposition overall. Your coworkers may even thank you.
Enjoy Your Extra Time
There are so many benefits of waking up early, but the one that tops the list for many is having more time to use in the day. So, why don't you give it a try? Put an end to your relationship with the snooze button and see how much your day will change for the better. You may even wish you made this decision earlier in life.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.