- You’ll get a quick metabolic boost
Exercising first thing in the morning will help get your metabolism going, so your body will be in fuel-burning mode for the rest of the day.
- You’ll get to work less stressed
Most people experience a reduction in stress when they exercise regularly. Working out first thing in the morning typically helps you manage your daily stresses a little better, which means you have a better day altogether.
- You’ll have more energy during the day
While you might feel tired straight after a workout, it doesn’t take long for the feel-good hormones to kick in, giving you a welcome boost that can last long into the day.
- You’ll have a more productive day
Imagine arriving at work every morning feeling energised, focused and more organised, instead of groggy and tired. Exercise greatly contributes to personal productivity by helping you think more clearly and reducing stress and anxiety.
- You’ll make better food choices
Starting the day on such a good foot just makes it easier to make good food choices. If you think about it, when you feel great you’re less likely to say ‘stuff it’ and give in to less desirable food choices.
- You’ll have more time for other priorities
It’s understandable that you don’t want your workout to eat into your family time. Which is why getting up a little earlier for a morning workout is usually better than in the evening, when you have to fight rush hour, navigate a crowded gym environment, get home to shower and make dinner and only then spend whatever time is left with your family.
- You’ll sleep better
Morning exercise not only improves how long you sleep, but also the quality of sleep by promoting deeper sleep cycles. Evening exercise can actually have the opposite effect, as the body reacts to exercise the same way it does to stress – by releasing adrenaline, which makes it harder to fall asleep.