Health • 02.05.2017 • Runtastic Team

How to Become a Morning Person: 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Day

The early bird gets the worm. If you want to achieve your goals, you should get an active start to your day. Find out how to go from being a later riser to a morning person with our five easy tips.

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1. Meal prep your breakfast

Taking five minutes the night before for meal prepping can save you a lot of stress and time the next morning. Take this creamy chia pudding in a jar, for example. All you have to do is whip it up and put it in the refrigerator. Tomorrow’s breakfast can be that simple. Plus, pudding in a jar makes it easy to eat at home or on the go.

2. Do your workout in the morning

Whether you prefer an hour of spinning or a 7-minute energizer workout, exercising in the morning is a great way to sweat your worries away. Plus, it helps clear your sleepy head. If you sign up for a fitness class at the gym (for instance, spinning, boxing or Zumba), you are less likely to skip a workout. Doesn’t it feel great to be able to cross your workout off your to-do list first thing in the morning? This leaves you more time to relax in the evening.

3. Work out with friends

Have you signed up for a class at the gym? Great! Then convince a friend or your significant other to join you. There are lots of benefits to working out with your friends and you’re less likely to skip when you know someone else is waiting for you – even when you don’t feel like it! You will see that you feel a lot better afterward and you can get a jump on a long work day.

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4. Stop hitting the snooze button

We all know how tempting it is to hit the snooze button early in the morning. But instead of giving into the urge, how about trying to resist it for a change? When it rings, just get up and use the extra ten minutes for you. Put your cell phone down and enjoy the pleasure of drinking a cup of coffee or tea. Relax and think of everything you would like to achieve today. A to-do list can help you organize your thoughts and use your time and energy more efficiently.

5. Smart alarm to wake up peacefully

Gone are the times when your alarm clock jolted you out of your sleep. Before you go to sleep, select a wake-up window (say between 7:00 and 7:30). The Smart Alarm of our Sleep Better app automatically recognizes the best time to wake you up and will do so during your lightest sleep phase within that set window. Pretty clever, huh? You can find more info on the Sleep Better app on our blog.

Download the Sleep Better app now. A good day starts with a good night’s rest!

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