I have always been a morning person, even as a young kid. I can totaly appreciate and understand that some of you just simply are not and never will be able to be morning peeps. However, there is a lot to be said about waking up early and kick-starting your day with an awesome workout!
For me, the mornings aren’t just about the workout either… I have found that I can get a lot of things done in the AM in conjuction with my workout. I am just more productive at that time of the day; there are less distractions, it’s quite and I can really focus. In fact, most of the work that I do here on this website is accomplished during that time.
If you simply don’t have the luxury of an early AM workout, you want get your workout in during the time of day that will allow you to be the most consistent. Consistentcy is the key – finding a time of the day that you can anticipate and stick to on a regular basis.
5 Great Reasons to Exercise in the Morning
You may end up being more productive
There’s something to be said about checking the exercise box off on your to-do list first thing in the morning. Being up and exercising before most of the world wakes up is a great feeling, and is also very motivating. Afterwards, you’ll feel so clear and calm, and be set for a more successful day.
You can earn more family time
While health is a top priority, and fitting in exercise time is mandatory, family likely comes first, and it’s nice getting ready for your day without feeling like everything is in total crisis mode. If you can train yourself to work out before the sun rises, and the kids (and the cats) wake up, you can spend more time with them appreciatively before you head to the office. Plus, after office hours, you can go right home instead of waiting on line for a crowded treadmill somewhere.
You beat the boss to the office
That’s right, get it all done before your co-workers even wake up. Ever had an unexpected deadline or a last-minute 4:30 pm meeting sabotage your evening plans? Like always. Ever skipped a workout because you’re just too tired at the end of the day? Exercise is more likely to happen if you do it first thing.
You may feel less stressed and ready for your day
We all have anxious moments thinking about deadlines or maybe feeling overwhelmed during a long commute. A morning workout can take some of the edge off to help ease daily stress, and potentially lower your blood pressure, too. (Say good-bye, road rage!) Studies show that even just 10 minutes of exercise (at any time of day) can provide psychological benefits, including lifting your mood.
You may improve your mental focus
What do you do after the a.m. workout? Shower, slam a healthy breakfast, and get to work, right? Perfect time to kickstart your concentration and memory skills. Exercise (in general) has been shown to boost brain health, and morning exercise may also enhance your job performance and concentration, too.
Rise and Shine
Here is one of my all-time favorite motivational videos! This one will definitely light a fire inside of you.
How About You?
Do you workout in the AM or PM? Which has been most beneficial to you?
Let me know by leaving a comment below!
Originally Posted from: The Benefits Of Morning Exercise
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