Are you afraid of waking up early in the mornings to get your workout done? Is it the right time of day to fit in your workout?
The Huffington Post is reporting that several studies have found numerous pros and cons to scheduling your workouts in the morning. Here's what you need to know about getting your day started right.
Why You Should Exercise In The Morning?
1. You'll have more energy for the day
Working out will fill your body with endorphins that should kick-start your day. Dr. Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of the American Council of Exercise says:
Morning workouts result in better energy levels throughout the day and give you more mental alertness and sharpness.
2. You'll sleep better
Studies in 2011 found that people who exercise early in the morning end up sleeping better than those that don't. This is because those who exercise experience a 10% reduction in blood pressure throughout the day. They found that morning exercise helps you sleep longer at night, with more beneficial sleep cycles than someone who exercised at other times of the day.
3. It's easier to turn into a routine
There are far less distractions stopping you from working out in the evenings. There's no after work social meetings or tiredness from a long day affecting your consistency to workout.
4. You won't have to fight the crowds in the gym
Most people decide to work out after work, and the gym is always packed after 6 pm. Go in the morning for some space, and the ability to use whatever weights, machines, or swimming lanes that you want.