Benefits of Working Out in the Morning
WRITTEN BY Michelle Foster- 12 July 2012
On this Shape Up Thursday at Webber Naturals we are exploring the benefits of working out in the morning.
What are the benefits of working out in the morning instead of the afternoon or evening?
- Working out in the morning jump-starts your metabolism for the day ahead. By exercising in the morning you can burn more calories throughout the whole day.
- After working out you can feel energized and alive. You become more aware of your surroundings and alert.
- While you are exercising is a great time to plan your day out and set your daily intentions. It is also a great time to be able to think clearly or just relax your mind.
- The best part about working out in the morning is that once you are done you don't have to worry about trying to fit a workout session into your busy schedule. It's done for the day and out of the way. There's no worrying that something might come up with friends and your workout gets pushed aside
- In the summer time, working out in the morning, when it's still cool, prevents you from having to cancel your workout routine due to the sun and hot temperatures.
5 easy ways to stick to your morning workout routine :
- Have your running shoes untied and sitting by your bed or front door.
- Lay your workout clothes out on the floor beside your bed the night before. When you wake up and see the clothes sitting there it will help motivate you to get up.
- The night before, make a music playlist to listen too during your workout. This will get you excited to listen to new music during your morning workout.
- Have an energy bar waiting on the kitchen counter. Your body may crave some extra energy to get going in the morning and some people need to have food in their bodies to be able move quickly.
- Fill up your water bottle the night before with lemon in it and put it in the fridge. The water will be nice and cold waiting for you the next day. This is one less thing you have to do before you head out for your workout.
Image source: Michelle Foster