While most of us are still snoring around 4:30 to 5 a.m., there’s one person that’s already starting her day – Kris Jenner. Yup, the productive momager revealed in an interview with her daughter Kourtney for her lifestyle website Poosh her daily morning routine that will make you exhausted just by merely reading it. At 63, she doesn’t look a day over 40, thanks to a workout habit that she sticks to jump-start her busy day.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is one of the most influential families today and it’s not a secret that they have a day-to-day hectic schedule. But perhaps, one of the most hardworking among the bunch is Kris, who is credited for being the driving force for the success of their reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which is well on its 16th season. In a recent interview, she finally spilled how her mornings look like – she wakes up at 4:30 a.m., jumps up, drinks coffee, and browses through e-mails quickly. After which, she does cardio on her treadmill, which she said prepares her mind and body for the day.
Kris then checks what’s happening all over the world, sometimes does weight training, plans, and finally proceeds to filming. In a New York Times article, her productiveness shone through when it was revealed that at 10:30 a.m., she attended four meetings and was actually on her way to her daughter Kylie Jenner’s photoshoot.
Is It Worth It to Become a Morning Person?
If you idolize Kris or you want to become as successful as her, then yes. But more than these, a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that women who rise up early have a lesser chance of developing mental problems like depression as compared to those who choose to snooze till the afternoon. This is reportedly because those who wake up early have greater exposure to sunlight.
In relation to this, a Northwestern University study found that those who were exposed to the morning sunlight had a lower body mass index than those who got exposed later in the day. So if you’ve been wondering what’s up with the weight gain, you may want to try waking up early.
Working Out in the Morning
Meanwhile, getting up and sweating early in the morning also has a lot of advantages. Brigham Young University researchers found that this could help you consume lesser calories. They studied the brain activity of women, who were shown photos of food and flowers. Those who exercised for 45 minutes were less excited about food than those who didn’t.
On top of this, you also will likely get a good night's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation said that workouts in the morning could result in a high-quality sleep later in the evening as opposed to exercising at night, which could make it hard for you to doze off.
Other Successful People Who Are Early Birds
Aside from Kris, there are a lot of highly successful personalities that also start their day even before the sun rises. Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook, whose net worth is $625 million, wakes up at 3:45 a.m. to read e-mails, exercise, and drink his coffee. Another one is former First Lady Michelle Obama, who, like the reality star, rises at 4:30 a.m. and works out. The fitness advocate has been vocal about her passion for working out, that’s why it’s no wonder she makes time for it despite her busy schedule.
Oprah Winfrey wakes up without alarm between 6:02 and 6:20 a.m. and walks her dog. After this, she drinks her coffee or chai tea and then works out. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rises at 5 a.m. for meditation and exercise, and follows this up with coffee.