If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should get moving in the mornings, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of 5 benefits of working out in the morning that may inspire you to rearrange your schedule.
1. Improved energy levels
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to wake your body up and increase energy levels naturally. Some research has even suggested that because exercise directly impacts the central nervous system, it can be even more effective at boosting energy than a cup of coffee or energy drink.
2. It frees up your day
Getting your workout done and dusted early frees up the rest of the day for other activities. Whether it’s a catch up with friends after work or simply a well deserved night on the couch, ticking your workout off your to do list in the morning rewards you with more time in the evening.
3. Healthier choices
Exercise doesn’t just have a positive impact on our muscles, but it also has a positive impact on our mindset too. The simple act of completing a workout in the morning will make you more inclined to continue to make healthy choices throughout the day, including opting for healthier food options.
4. Improved sleep
Exercise boosts your heart rate and core temperature, which can rev you up and make it harder to fall asleep. Getting your workout done and dusted in the morning will not only give you the energy boost you need to power through the day, but it may also help improve the quality and duration of your sleep.
5. Positive mindset
Exercise releases endorphins, the feel good chemicals in our brains, which can also be referred to as ‘runners high’. Endorphins improve our mood, boosts confidence and improves our overall sense of wellbeing.