For some of you, the idea of getting out of your warm, snuggly bed to exercise, doesn’t appeal. For others, it’s a must-do and sets the tone of the day. Everyone is different, however, there is evidence to suggest that getting up and out first-thing is really beneficial. Here are 7 reasons why working out in the morning is better for you:
It helps to fully wake you up
Before we all went into lockdown, we would be up, coffee in hand and travelling to work which would ultimately wake us up. Now, for those working from home, we roll out of bed when the alarm goes and go straight to our desks. Getting outside for a walk around the block or an early morning gym session could really help get you ready for the day.
It makes you feel motivated throughout the rest of your day
The endorphins from exercising will ultimately help to make you feel happy and more motivated as you get on with your day. You might find you’re more creative and more organised than you are when you don’t exercise in the morning.
You will have more energy for your workout
By doing your workout in the morning, you won’t have been working all day and feel tired and sluggish. You’ll be going straight from rest to working out and should feel more energised doing this!
An improved mood
Exercise is a great way to get the endorphins pumping and is well known for helping to improve mood. So if you’re normally a bit grouchy first thing, working out might just make you that little bit happier to be out of bed and getting on with your day.
Going straight from bed to your desk means you could be sitting in your chair with a head full of brain fog. By walking to the shop to get a coffee, doing a virtual class or going to the gym, you’re helping to blow off the cobwebs and allow your mind to focus on the tasks at hand.
Improves your sleep
As everyone is doing a bit more sitting down at the moment, it can make it harder to get to sleep at night, especially if you haven’t moved from your seat all day. You’re not as tired as you used to be when you were commuting or seeing friends and family. It’s important to keep to a routine and have that all-important workout.
Ultimately, it is up to you when you do your workout and whether it fits in with your schedule. Doing exercise is really important for both mental and physical health so whenever you decide to do it, make sure you fit it in and enjoy your workout time!