The simple morning habit that helps you slim down

It has nothing to do with food or exercise!

Most of the things we do to lose weight, such as a change in our eating habits or intensive workout (gym), include some effort or deprivation. Which is not required here, but a simple everyday habit can ease weight loss, doesn’t it get us excited!

What is this habit?

According to researchers from the Northwestern University of the USA, morning exposure to sunlight!

In order to study the role of light in weight control, the researchers observed 54 adults, who were asked to wear a device on their wrist to record when and how much they are exposed to light and how they sleep. Participants also recorded what they ate daily for as long as the study lasted.

“We found that the sooner you saw the daylight, the lower the body mass index was,” explains Catherine Reed, one of the researchers, in simple terms.

Indeed, the positive effect of light was important even when researchers considered how active the participants were, how many calories they were eating daily and how many hours of sleep they enjoyed.

Simple Habit for weight loss

But what are the results of the researchers? Light affects the so-called “biological clock”, which helps the body to synchronize with day and night changes, and individual organs and systems – such as the hormone that controls metabolism – function properly.

Researchers report exposure to light from 8 in the morning and until midday for about 20-30 minutes, considering that this “dose” is likely to affect body weight.

The study is published at plos.org

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