But executing this healthy plan is way easier said than done. If you're looking for more motivation to get up and get moving, a new study from Northwestern Medicine might give you that extra push.
The April 2014 study of 54 participants (men and women with an average age of 30) found that people who got the majority of their daily light exposure in the morning had a significantly lower BMI than those who didn't get much exposure until later in the day.
This connection was independent of each person's physical activity level, caloric intake, sleep timing, age or season. Researchers point to sunlight's role in regulating our circadian rhythm as the explanation for its effect on BMI.
"Light is the most potent agent to synchronize your internal body clock that regulates circadian rhythms, which in turn also regulateRead More »from The Simple Thing You Can Do in the Morning to Lose Weight (No Exercise Included!)