The benefits of morning exercise

Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you hit the snooze button ten times before you can haul yourself out of the bed, roll into the shower, and fall out the door to work? Do you prefer to exercise in the evening and are you stuck in the habit of work, eat, exercise, sleep. It's time to shake up your routine as there are some amazing benefits of morning exercise, read on to find out more!

Less likely to skip a workout

If you get into the habit of exercising every morning before you go about your day, you are less likely to skip your workout. If you leave your workout until after work or at the end of your day, you are more likely to skip it! Why? Because you may  have had a bad day at work, you may have to work late, or you could be feeling stressed and overwhelmed so you decide to skip your workout. You say to yourself "I will exercise tomorrow instead" however will you? By exercising first thing in the morning it's done for the day, no matter what the day ahead has in store for you!

More focused

By exercising in the morning you will get to work feeling less stressed. You will be more focused at work and going about your day. You will also feel like you have lot more energy and feel more alert throughout the day. And you will be more focused during your early morning workout before you check your emails, social media accounts and text messages. You deserve to invest this time in you with 100% focus! 

Start your day with a revved up metabolism

Your body continues to burn calories after your workout, while you are in the car, sitting at your desk, or at the shops. Which is even more reason to get up early, exercise and keep on moving and burning calories throughout the day. When you eat in the morning after exercise, you will be replenishing your body rather than putting the food it into fat stores. You will burn the food you eat during the day rather than while you are sleeping. Another reason to set that 5am alarm! 

Setting a healthy tone for your day

After a morning workout you are far less likely to eat bad foods. You will be far more motivated to reach for healthier food options. The rush of endorphins that you feel after your workout will keep you motivated to stay on track to have a healthy day, eat right and keep on moving. 

Forming a new habit

It can be hard at first to get into the habit of rising early, however if you start by going to  bed a little bit earlier each night, the early alarm clocks will get easier and you will soon be in the habit of getting up early. It takes just 21 days to form a new habit so go on give it a go and you will feeling amazing for it!

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Author:  Vanessa Geraghty McGann - Owner & Master Trainer - PTV Personal Training & Wellness Coaching.