Do your mornings ever feel rushed, stressed and chaotic? Do you ever feel sluggish and uninspired when you first wake up?
If you're like most of us then this probably describes your typical morning. If not then you already have an advantage over those who do feel lethargic in the mornings.
Morning exercise is an important habit to build and add to your ritual. Morning exercise boosts energy levels, increases mental focus, improves self confidence, and improves overall health.
Exercise can lead to a release of neurotransmitters that promote mental clarity and improve attention span. Morning workouts could leave you feeling accomplished and ready to conquer the days tasks. Who knows you may even develop healthier habits and make healthier decisions throughout the day. Like if you should have a donut once you get to work or just snack on some almonds.
Working out in the morning will help reduce the possibility for other responsibilities to get in the way of your workout. If you decide to workout in the afternoon, a school project or last minute social gathering may draw you away from your workout. Working out before beginning your days tasks can lead to more consistent workouts which could lead to better results.
In order to get in the routine of waking up early in the mornings it is important to find a good time for you to go to sleep. Once you find that ideal time that works for you, apply it to your everyday routine so that it becomes second nature. Once the habit of going to bed early and waking up early sets in, you will have less trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
If these are not enough reasons for working out in the morning then think about the boost in metabolism you get from working out. Jump starting the metabolism in the morning allows your body to burn calories throughout the day and create a hormonal balance. This as a result will lead to better sleep at night. Who doesn't love better sleep and a healthier body?
I will be posting another blog about healthy tips and tricks for getting to bed early in the future, so stay tuned.