The benefits of exercising in the morning!
5 years, 5 months ago
Quite often the main barrier to fitting regular exercise in our shedule is that it's hard to find the time. It's even harder if you have children, work unpredictable hours, and/or have other commitments. Yet if you commit to exercising in the morning then you're far less likely to have the excuse of things popping up, plus you won't be too tired to train following a long day at work.
The fact of the matter is that most of us choose the time to exercise that corresponds with the time we have available, hence why typically most gyms are busier after the tradtional work hours.
But consider these reasons below; they may just give you a compelling reason to rise a little earlier in the mornings to get down the gym:
1. Your mood will improve
Im sure most of you have heard that exercise realeases feel-good hormones, known as endorphins. Nothing feels better than having a great workout. If you are prone to skipping your exercise at night then why not start the day right. That sense of achievement of completing your daily exercise early can boost your mood for the rest of the day.
2. You'll be less likely to skip your workout
There are fewer distractions on your way to the gym in the morning. But later in the evening, the day can take its toll, and the reasons to not train can build: less motivation, tired, going out for the evening......... If you have already completed your exercise for the day, then you can simply face whatever obstacles that may come up throughout the day without the guilt of missing another day in the gym. Dont let exercise take a back seat!
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3. Your metabolic rate will receive a quick boost
Without a doubt, exercise can boost your metabolic rate. The degree depends on your current fitness level and the kind of activity you choose. All other things being equal, working out in the morning will help to boost your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories for the rest of the day. This is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. To get the greatest post-workout metabolic boost, do cardio activities like high-intensity interval training or resistance training with multijoint exercises.
4. More focus
Research has demonstrated that exercise increases mental acuity. On average it lasts four to ten hours after exercise! Put that increased focus to use for the rest of your day.
5. It leaves time for other priorities
If finding time to exercise is difficult, anyone can get up 30 to 60 minutes earlier to exercise. If necessary, you can go to sleep a little earlier. Research has demonstrated that people who exercise on a regular basis have a higher quality of sleep and thus require less sleep!
RISE AND GRIND!!!