Exercising and dieting are two of the most common ways associated with weight loss. Going for a jog, walking your dog, and having breakfast are also effective methods that are said to aid in eliminating unwanted flab, particularly in the morning. If you are dedicated to losing weight, you may have the mentioned ways as among your reasons to get up early in the morning.
But, there is one more thing that will help convince you to get out of bed, and that is to catch the sun’s rays.
The researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine discovered that the sun’s rays can help you lose weight. This is good news for those who wake up early and want to start their day right. Whether it is to watch the sunrise, drink coffee by the patio, or to do some warm-ups for your jogging session, exposing yourself to sunlight can decrease your weight.
In the same research, there were 54 respondents who had an average age of 30. They were all required to wear a device that allowed them to keep track of their exposure to the sunlight in the morning. This study was performed for seven days straight. All the participants also took note of their calorie intake, as they were asked to keep a food diary. This way, the researchers could also check the effect of sunlight and the food they eat.
The result of the test was that those who were exposed to more light in the morning had lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than those who received less light. Based on the study, age, calorie intake, and activities did not affect the result.
It may be a wonder for some as to why morning rays help people lose weight according to the research. Based on the findings, there are two possible reasons. The first one involves the relationship between early light and sleep schedule. When you are exposed to light early in the morning, your body will synchronize itself to the time of day. As a result, you have a better sleep schedule. Getting good sleep promotes metabolism, so you lose weight.
The second possible reason is that morning light is the strongest, in comparison to afternoon and evening light. Morning light contains higher amounts of blue light, which has the strongest effect on your body’s circadian rhythm.
Use the sun to your advantage in order for you to lose weight. Go out for about 20 to 30 minutes between eight in the morning and 12 Noon, and you will soon the difference with your weight!