There are so many benefits to exercising first thing in the morning! If you’re not a morning person, start thinking differently, because morning exercise offers a ton of unique advantages over exercising later in the day.
1. People who exercise “consistently” and want “results” work out in the morning.
Research has shown that people who exercise in the morning are much more likely to stick to their workout routine when compared with those who exercise later in the day. This leads to more consistent results.
2. Working out in the morning will jump-start your metabolism.
It will keep your metabolism elevated for 12 – 24 hours! This means you are burning calories while sitting at your desk. Exercising later in the day means that you will burn calories while you sleep, which isn’t as effective at keeping your caloric intake in check.
3. Early morning exercise will regulate your appetite for the day.
It mentally helps you make healthy food choices for the day. You will put more thought into the food that you’re consuming throughout the day, leading to more positive choices that will keep your body primed and healthy. Need some food inspiration? Check out the recipes section of our blog for some tasty ideas!
Exercise in the morning will keep you alert for the day, but when it’s time for bed, you will sleep more soundly. You’ll need that rest to prepare your body for your morning workout!
5. Exercise increases mental acuity.
Why waste this while sleeping? Physical activity in the morning will prepare your mind for the challenges that you’ll face during your day. Researchers have shown that your mental clarity can increase for up to 10 hours after you exercise. So, you’ll be more productive thanks to the extra energy-boost and have increased mental acuity, leading to greater productivity throughout your day.
6. You’ll avoid distractions that are common later in the day.
Whether you have a busy schedule, or you’re just really good at coming up with excuses why you don’t have time to exercise after juggling work and home life, a morning workout routine offers a way to avoid these obstacles. Waking up early and working out will prevent you from becoming distracted by obstacles that crop up throughout your day. Let’s face it: you probably won’t have a ton of scheduling conflicts at 5:30 a.m.
You’ve read about the benefits, but now it’s time to experience them for yourself. Doylestown Boot Camp offers an early morning boot camp workout program that will boost your metabolism, tone your muscles, build strength and endurance for all levels of fitness. Nutritional counseling is offered to all clients. Learn more about our workout programs in Doylestown, or register for one of our programs now to start making the most out of your mornings!