A workout in the morning is a great way to jump start your metabolism. Your metabolism will increase immediately and stay increased for hours.
It’s 6:30 AM, you hear the buzzing of your alarm and instead of getting out of bed to start your day, you hit the snooze button. If this sounds like your mornings, don’t worry you’re not alone. In fact, most people have a pretty hard time getting out of bed in the morning. If you’re accustomed to hitting the snooze button and the thought of getting up early to exercise sounds horrifying, you just might change your mind when you learn exactly what a workout in the morning can do for you.
Boost Your Metabolism
A workout in the morning is a great way to jump start your metabolism. Not only will your metabolism increase immediately after a workout, it will stay increased for hours. So start your day with an early morning workout and give yourself a huge metabolic boost, your body will thank you!
Waking up early to get a workout in means that you are freeing up time for other things later in the day. So many people end up skipping their workout if they wait until after work to get it done. Not only does your energy level drop throughout the day, but chances are, if you wait until the work day is complete you’re more likely to let other things get in the way. Waking up, before the world is really moving, with the sole purpose of exercising before you start day, is a great way to make sure that you get the most out of your day.
One Good Choice Leads to Another
It’s true what they say, one good choice leads to another and when you start your day out with a little exercise, you’re making a decision that can send you down a road of success for the rest of the day. Starting your day with a workout means that you will be more inclined to make better choices throughout the day. When you know that you got up early to exercise, you won’t want to ruin your early morning accomplishment by having an unhealthy breakfast, lunch or even snacks later in the day. Exercise in the morning gives you a sense of accomplishments that you’ll proudly carry with you as you make other choices as you move throughout your day.
Improve Your Mood
Exercise in general is known to boost your endorphin levels improving your mood and making you feel better. So, why not start your day with a huge boost of endorphins, the “feel good hormones” that can help to set the tone for the rest of your day? Once you experience the “runner’s high” that you feel from your morning exercise, it just may be the thing that keeps you from hitting the snooze button.
Increase Your Energy
It may be difficult to get out of bed in the morning to exercise, but once you do you’ll feel invigorated and ready to take on the day. In fact, a workout in the morning is much better at increasing your long term energy levels than starting your day with a cup of coffee. Even a brisk 10-15 minute walk, first thing in the morning, will help your body to create more energy, on a cellular level, and help you stay energized throughout the day. You might crave that morning coffee now to help jump start your day, but after a just a few times of experiencing the energy boosting benefits of a morning workout, you just might change your mind.
So, next time you’re tempted to hit that snooze button and put your workout off for later in the day, think of all of the amazing benefits that a workout in the morning can offer-it may just become your new morning addiction.
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About Samantha Diane:
Samantha Diane is a certified personal trainer and aerialist who aims to help people live healthier, happier lives through writing, training and education. She creates both in person and online fitness, motivation and accountability programs that aim to help people become the best version of themselves.