For some people, the time of day when they work out doesn’t really matter as long as they do it at some point in the day. After all, you’ll still get the same fat blasting and body toning benefits, right?
But did you know that working out early in the morning can benefit your body better? If you’re not a morning person then this sounds horrifying. Who wants to get up at the crack of dawn, put on workout clothes, and start huffing and puffing before other people’s alarm clocks go off? People who want to reap bigger results from their workouts, that’s who!
Today, we'll be going through some of the reasons why working out in the morning is actually better for you. As a bonus, we'll also be sharing with you some tips on how you can stay motivated to start your day with a calorie burning and heart pumping exercise session.
Being busy is one of the most common excuses people have for skipping a workout. How many times have you found yourself saying you'll hit the gym that day but never get around to it? There are just so many things that grab our attention every day from work to errands to leisure time with friends and family.
However, if you schedule your work out in the morning before every other aspect of your life distracts you, there's a lesser chance that you'll make excuses. You're also more likely to stick with your exercise plan if it's the first thing you do every day.
An early morning workout releases endorphins which help increase your productivity throughout the day. So if you want to get more things done, start your day with exercise.
What’s more, when you exercise in the morning, you’ll also be able to think more clearly and you’ll be more alert. Your stressed levels are also likely to be reduced thanks to the feel-good hormones released after a round of exercise.
Studies have shown that being physically active in the morning helps you burn more calories throughout the day. This is because, after your morning workout, your metabolism stays elevated which results in a more efficient afterburn.
What's more, when you work out early, you're also less likely to have food cravings throughout the day so your waistline will thank you as well.
Working out in the morning means you are making a conscious choice to be a healthier person. This can affect the choices you make throughout the day including the food you eat. The truth is you'll be hard pressed to choose a fatty cheeseburger over a healthier grain bowl when you know you've started your day right. After all, you wouldn't want to ruin what you've started by giving into junk food cravings, right?