I have the phillips wake up light and it is nice in the winter, but by far the best thing for me to get going is to wake up and do some push ups or some other exercise that can get your blood pumping. And of course the #1 best thing to making waking up easier is getting enough sleep.
Getting good sleep is very important.
I've tried exercising first thing in the morning and I found it to be torture. But I have friends who swear by it. Everybody's different.
I've heard that exercising right away may even be unhealthy. So, it's better to give body some time to wake up fully and then start exercising.
It's hard to say, obviously everyone is a bit different. I usually just do a set of 30 push ups and then start getting ready for the day. I would be surprised if that much had a significant impact on your well being, but I am not an expert. The goal is of course to find what works for you, even if it what works for you is just a placebo effect.
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