Reasons to Exercise in the Morning

A man doing an outdoor workout early in the morning

The alarm rudely wakes you, and you hit the snooze button for just five more minutes of sleep. Why did you decide to make it a goal to work out first thing in the morning? Even though you may not remember right now as you struggle to open your eyes, you made a good decision. Here are a few reasons to encourage yourself not to hit the snooze button too many times.

You’re More Likely to Stick With It

People who exercise in the mornings are more likely to make it part of their routine. When you try to wait until later in the day, exercise can get postponed and even forgotten. Face it, life happens. The urgent takes over and the important gets lost in the shuffle. If you want to get in your workout, do it first thing in the morning.

Your Body isn’t Fatigued

Hopefully, you’ve had a refreshing night of sleep and your body is ready to take on the challenges of the day. It’s well-rested and ready for a workout. You can work out harder and longer in the morning when your body is ready to perform its best.

You’ll Feel Energized

Exercise releases hormones that make you feel good. This feeling can carry you into your day. You’ll have more energy for work and other activities. It also helps you keep more focused on making good choices throughout the day. For example, you head to work after your workout and you stop for a coffee. You see the delicious-looking pastry, but you have the strength to say no because you don’t want to ruin the effects of your morning’s exercise with empty calories.

Start your day out right with a workout that will provide positive results hours later.