WANT TO BOOST YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS? TRY SOME EARLY MORNING SUN!
For many of us, December holidays are all about sleeping late and then enjoying sun-drenched afternoons.
It’s time for a wake-up call.
Early bird catches the (slimming) rays
A Chicago study found that people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in the day.
The study, focusing on the relationship between lighting and how that may be affecting your weight, found that spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down.
How light influences weight
There are a number of ways that light might influence weight. One is by altering the body’s internal time clock to allow for better sleep. Morning light might also affect hormones that influence appetite regulation and metabolism.
This could be why people tend to lose more weight in the summer, when they’re getting more light earlier in the day.
How to do it
Scientists recommended 20 to 30 minutes of bright morning light between 8 AM and noon. So try to take a walk in the morning, or if you can’t get outside, work or spend time near a window to catch some of those slimming rays.