5 Health Mistakes You’re Making Before 10 a.m.
Your day could be off to an even better start with a few simple tweaks.
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Mistake 2: You keep the window shades down while you get ready for work.
Blackout shades turn your room into a dark, cozy cave that can help you fall sleep. But their benefits last only until it's time to get up. To help you start your day with a positive mood and to set your internal clock (so that you can wind down later at night), you need sunlight. Letting in those a.m. rays may also help you regulate your weight
, found researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The more light the better, so open the shades all the way as soon as you get out of bed (or, um, as soon as you put on a bathrobe).