3 Reasons to Exercise in the Morning
By Genevieve Cunningham
Exercise. You know you have to do it. You might not want to do it. In fact, you might hate it. But if you want to be healthy, you know that you have to suck it up and get it done. But how? For many people, the surprising answer is to exercise as soon as you wake up. Sound miserable? The benefits of incorporating morning exercise into your life might surprise you. If you're ready to make exercise a real part of your life, take a look at these reasons to do it in the morning hours.
To Get More Energy
Most people who choose to work out in the morning find more energy as the day goes on. The exercise, though exhausting for the first few minutes, actually gets their blood and heart pumping, gives them focus, and significantly boosts energy. The key to making this work and enjoying this benefit? You have to get enough sleep. Make sure that your bedtime routine is on point first, and then tackle the morning exercise for a serious boost in overall energy.
To Set a Good Schedule
Morning fitness buffs must maintain a better schedule than the rest of us. Why? Because if you don't, you won't get the exercise done and you'll be exhausted, too. Working out in the morning helps you set a good schedule for yourself. You'll have to go to bed on time, as mentioned above. But you'll also have to wake up with the alarm, eat on a good schedule to avoid being sick, and stick to a solid morning routine in order to get everything done. While this might sound like a hassle, most people find that morning exercise helps them be more scheduled and productive in every aspect of life.
To Get It Over With
If you really don't enjoy exercise, then one of the best reasons to do it in the morning is to get it over with. You won't have to think about it and dread it all day. You can leave work and immediately unwind. It just gets it out of the way and out of your mind before the day even begins. Many find this aspect of morning exercise incredibly appealing, and eventually feel more satisfied that the hard part is over before the day even begins.
Morning exercise might not sound like your most favorite thing in the world, but it definitely brings its own benefits. If you're up for a challenge, consider giving it a try. You may find that, over time, it's actually preferable to working out later in the day. But no matter when you decide to exercise, give it your all and you will likely see a significant change in your health and wellness before you know it.
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