It’s no secret that working out can help you stay in shape and improve your day-to-day mood.
But did you know that exercising every day can also help you stay energized throughout the day?
Exercising is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health because it helps your body pump oxygen and essential nutrients to your tissues and muscles. This process helps keep your heart and your lungs healthy and able to work effectively.
If your heart and lungs are happy and healthy, you will feel more energized! Thus, implementing one hour of exercise into your daily routine is another great way to help yourself wake up feeling energized.
It doesn’t stop there! Another way that exercise can help you wake up energized is by helping you get a good night’s sleep.
While studies have limited conclusive data on the mechanisms at work that help you fall asleep when you exercise, there is abundant research on how aerobic exercises increase the amount of “slow-wave sleep” you get each night. But what’s slow-wave sleep?
Slow-wave sleep is the third phase of your sleep cycle. In this third phase of your sleep cycle, you enter into the deepest, non-REM phase of sleep.
Slow-wave sleep is a significant part of your sleep cycle because it is strongly correlated with your memory. In other words, a night of deep slow-wave sleep can improve your memory and focus throughout the following day!
As you can see, there are so many things you can do to help your body wake up feeling energized. So far, we’ve discussed how regulating your circadian rhythm, maintaining a healthy and consistent routine, and exercising daily can help you wake up early and ready to take on the day.
Did you know that the foods you eat can play a role in your energy levels, too? Keep reading to find out which foods can help you keep your energy high.