Any exercise is better than no exercise. However, there is evidence that suggests that morning exercisers are more successful in losing weight.
1. Morning exercise improves sleep. Improved sleep aids weight loss.
WebMD wrote, “One study of overweight women between the ages of 50 to 75 showed that those who engaged in consistent morning exercise (about four hours a week) slept better than those who exercised less. The evening exercisers had more trouble falling asleep – even if they fit in the four hours a week.”
2. Consistency is easier to maintain with morning workouts. Consistent workouts excel weight loss.
One of the biggest hurdles to reaching fitness and weight loss goals is lack of time. Working late, unexpected needs of family or kids, or being exhausted from a bad day at work all can prevent you from fitting in your daily exercise. Working out in the morning makes it much less likely that something will “pop-up” and allow you to build consistency. Still not convinced? More than 90% of those who exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine.
3. An early morning workout routine leads to increased all-day energy.
According to an article from Daily Health Post, “Exercise releases feel-good compounds like endorphins that improve your mood and energy levels, an effect that can last well into the afternoon if you get your workout in early.”
4. Early workouts decrease cravings, which helps increase weight loss.
An early trip to the gym has been shown to result in fewer food cravings throughout the day. Additionally, it has been shown that those who exercise in the morning are able to make healthier choices throughout the day.
5. You will burn more calories during the day because you “jump started” your metabolism with working out first thing.
After a workout, your metabolism stays elevated for hours, sometimes up to 24 hours!
I’m guessing you are sold on the benefits on working out in the morning. But, what if you aren’t a morning person? You’re in luck next week, we will give you 7 hacks to get out of bed and get moving!
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