Do you leave your exercising until after work? You could be preventing yourself from doing the best for your body. You see, morning exercise is so much better. It will mean getting up a little earlier to start your day, but it will all be worth it in the long run. Here are six reasons to start doing your exercises in the morning.
Gives Your Metabolism a Boost
Exercise is a great way to boost your metabolism and your body really needs that in the morning. Your body has been through a long fast overnight, and the metabolism slows.
If it is allowed to remain like that, you will burn fewer calories, gain more weight and have less energy throughout the day.
You’ll Feel Like Doing More
Exercising is refreshing and a great way to boost your energy levels—remember the metabolism pointer above!
By giving yourself an energy boost, you will feel like doing more during the day. You’ll be ready for work, be able to get on with everything throughout the day, and feel less lethargic when it gets towards the end of the day.
Feel Happier Throughout the Day
Do you ever feel grumpy first thing on a morning? You may hear people asking if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It could be due to a lack of exercise in the morning.
Exercising releases the natural happy hormones around the body, and that feeling can continue for the rest of the day. The rush hour traffic will not seem like a drag and the problems at the office are easier to deal with.
Morning Sun Linked to Lowering the BMI
A recent study has shown that the morning sun is linked to lowering your Body Mass Index (BMI). This is great news for those who want to lose weight and want to do it by running, rowing or something else outside.
The study showed that it didn’t matter how many calories someone ate. They were able to burn those calories more effectively by exercising in the morning. With the lighter mornings coming, now is a great time to take advantage of this.
Gets You Out of Bed
Sometimes you just think five more minutes will not hurt. But how many times has that five minutes turned into an hour, and you’ve been late for work?
When you create a routine to exercise n the morning, you will get out of bed earlier. There is less rushing around trying to get everyone ready, and you feel more at ease throughout the day.
You Have the Rest of the Day to Yourself
Just think about the rest of the hours in the day.
When you do your exercising in the morning, all those other hours are free for you to use how you want (except your working hours of course!). You can go for a drink with the girls or no longer feel guilty for not spending enough time with your family.