Having trouble getting out of bed and hitting the gym in the morning? Maybe these 4 benefits of early exercise will change your mind.
1. It speeds up your metabolism
Did you know that post-workout your body burns more calories, even if you’re sitting around? So, if you work a desk job or anything that requires you to sit around for countless hours, exercising early will help burn more on the job. That’s good to keep in mind if you’re the type that snacks a lot throughout the day.
2. You keep your workout consistent
In the afternoon, plans always come up that you may not be aware of. Very rarely can you be busy in the morning before work, making a consistent workout routine so much easier to maintain? You can set a daily alarm at 6:30 AM and won’t ever have to worry about your friends making last minute plans.
3. It prepares your brain for the day ahead
Working out in the morning has shown to increase focus and keep people energized throughout the day. Just try waking up and exercising once. You’ll notice a world of difference. You can thank us later.
4. It helps you sleep better
Waking up early and sleeping early is recommended by many but practiced by few. Keeping a consistent sleeping routine will help you sleep better and quicker, therefore recharging your body for the day ahead.
Exercising in the morning has its benefits, but if you absolutely can’t make it to the gym early, we highly recommend you still try to find the time to exercise during the day.