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7 Things That Could Happen If You Start Waking Up an Hour Earlier

Reader's Digest Logo By Brooke Nelson of Reader's Digest | <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/how-to-be-morning-person/1'>Not a morning person</a>? To start waking up earlier, you don’t have to be—just quit snoozing, and keep moving! Going to the gym before the sun’s up is a great way to seize the day, and the habit can even <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/easy-ways-to-boost-your-mood/1'>boost your mood</a> and productivity. For lifestyle blogger Jessica Booth, rising and shining created time for a <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/morning-stretches/1'>morning yoga routine</a>. 'My session woke me up, gave me energy, and just generally made me feel more relaxed and less stressed,' she wrote for <a href='http://www.bustle.com/articles/134984-i-tried-waking-up-an-hour-earlier-every-day-for-a-week-and-heres-what-happened'>bustle.com</a>. Plus, getting your workout done earlier in the day can free up the evenings for any unexpected events or responsibilities that might pop up. Still doubtful? We bet you haven’t tried these <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/exercise-motivation/1'>tricks for exercise motivation</a>.

You could squeeze in some exercise

Not a morning person? To start waking up earlier, you don’t have to be—just quit snoozing, and keep moving! Going to the gym before the sun’s up is a great way to seize the day, and the habit can even boost your mood and productivity. For lifestyle blogger Jessica Booth, rising and shining created time for a morning yoga routine. 'My session woke me up, gave me energy, and just generally made me feel more relaxed and less stressed,' she wrote for bustle.com. Plus, getting your workout done earlier in the day can free up the evenings for any unexpected events or responsibilities that might pop up. 
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