The early bird gets a lot of health benefits.
As the saying goes, “the early bird catches the worm”. The early bird will also get a lot of benefits from working out in the morning, especially on an empty stomach. According to an article in Time Magazine, early workout sessions are the best way to burn stored fat, making it ideal for weight loss. Weight loss isn’t the only positive thing about having an active morning. We highlight other advantages of forenoon exercises.
Increases Overall Energy
Regular exercise boosts energy and reduces fatigue. Oxygen and nutrients travel to your heart and lungs when you workout. This will improve your cardiovascular system, endurance, and overall stamina. Exercising early will also make you feel more energized throughout the day.
Similar to any routine or habit, developing the discipline to exercise in the morning only gets easier with time. This will also motivate you to pair your workout regime with a healthier eating habit.
Face Fewer Distractions
You are less prone to face distractions when you workout in the morning. You’re unlikely to tackle the day’s to-do list upon waking up. It’s easier to work out when there are fewer phone calls, text messages, and emails to entertain. You’re also less likely to get phone calls, text messages, and emails.
Promotes Better Sleeping Patterns
You might not know this, but waking up early in the morning to exercise helps you sleep better. Simply because your body will enjoy a healthy sense of fatigue at the end of the day. That in itself will make you ready to sleep earlier. It will also improve your quality of sleep by promoting deeper sleep cycles.
Improves Your Mood
Physical activity is a natural stress reliever. When you exercise, your brain produces more endorphins, “feel-good” neurotransmitter that doubles as a distraction from anxious thoughts. Morning workouts make you feel a sense of accomplishment, thus giving you an optimistic outlook for the day.
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