Get up on your right foot: the benefits of exercising in the morning
Want to know your morning workout enemy? your alarm clock.
We all know this situation, the alarm goes off and we say to ourselves, Five more minutes. When you open your eyes again, you see that half an hour has already passed and you no longer have time to exercise.
But starting your day with exercise has some serious benefits. Once you know the benefits of morning training, it will be easier to change the way you think and exercise.
Why you should learn to love exercise in the morning
1. Give energy for the day
Morning workout enthusiasts get an instant energy boost. Oxygen and nutrients flow into your heart and lungs, improving your cardiovascular system and endurance. You will feel more awake and ready to face the day. As a bonus, you'll be more mobile for the rest of the day.
2. Mental clarity
Combined with your physical endurance, you will be able to benefit from sharpness of mind that can last all day. Recent research shows that exercising in the morning makes you feel more alert. The best time to increase your alertness is at 7 am, which is more beneficial than training at 4 am, 10 am, 7 pm or 10 pm.
3. Burn more fat
In the morning, training is often done on an empty stomach, which means that your energy must be drawn from your fat stores. Another reason morning workouts burn more fat is because they increase cortisol levels, which peak when you wake up and help you metabolize fat.
4. Healthy food choices
Don't be fooled by the myth that you'll eat more if you exercise before the day begins. Studies show that you will consume less during the day if you sweat in the morning. You'll consume fewer unnecessary calories because the food looks less appealing after your morning workout.
5. You fall asleep more easily
Evening exercise can energize your body, making it difficult for you to fall asleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, exercising in the morning lowers blood pressure and helps you sleep deeper and longer. .
6. Less distractions
How many times have you planned to go to the gym after work, only to find an easy excuse to avoid going? Whether you're really tired, really hungry, or have a lot to do, you're less likely to be distracted when you exercise early in the day.
Simply put, morning workouts allow you to double your training efforts and feel more engaged and motivated in the long run. There is a reason why the word 'training' is often followed by the word 'routine', training must become routine in order to be sustainable.
However, the right strategies can help you take your training to the next level. Whether you're aiming to gain muscle, lose body fat, or improve endurance, a program tailored to your needs can help you reach your goals faster. Book a session with our personal trainers. They will create a bespoke program designed to motivate, monitor and enhance your progress.