This article was last updated on June 25, 2016
Whether you are a morning person or not does not matter when your health is endangered. In order to prevent having health problems both in the young age and old, one needs to practice exercising in the morning.
It is a tough routine, especially due to the fact that we have to do something immediately as we wake up. But once we get into the machine and we start our engines as soon as we wake up, we will start to notice positive consequences reflecting on our lives. Those consequences can have both long-term and short-term effects and here is the list of reasons (and consequences) why you should start exercising the next morning you wake up.
10 Reasons Why Morning Exercises are Crucially Important for Your Health
Your metabolism will work faster
Once you start exercising in the morning you will notice one unusual thing about your body – your metabolism. Everyone has a different metabolism – there are people who have naturally slow metabolism and then, there are people who need to boost their metabolism. Therefore, there is not a better way to do the the boosting than to get up in the morning and exercise until you feel that you can start your day.
Early exercises will reduce stress and depression
Scientists have proven that exercises make the body produce endorphin which raises the level of happiness. People who are constantly stressed out or even depressed will reduce significantly their „bad“ states by starting to exercise in the morning. It is important for them to be active as soon as they wake up because then, they will remain positive and relaxed for the rest of the day.
You will gain this feeling of accomplishment when you finish your exercise
There are those days when nothing seems to go right and whatever you do does not feel like an accomplishment. However, once you start exercising in the morning, this will be all irrelevant due to the fact that doing a successful exercise morning session is the accomplishment itself. Your subconscious will feel like you achieved something great and you will feel better for the rest of the day.
This habit may attract other healthy habits
People say it takes a month of doing something every day in order for that to become a habit. Living a healthy lifestyle does not only mean exercising every morning but eating healthy as well. Therefore, once you make exercise a habit, you will start feeling so good that you will start thinking about other healthy things such as eating the right food in order to stay healthy.
Exercising in the morning burns more fat
There are certain studies that show that when you exercise in the morning before you have your breakfast you are more likely to lose up to 20% more fat than usually. This is important because if you are striving towards looking good and being in good shape, you will achieve the desired results way faster. If you decided to exercise in the evening, the result simply would not be the same.
Your energy levels in the morning will be much higher
Human bodies are built that way to have much more energy to spend right after we wake up and it is solely due to the unhealthy lifestyle that we lead that make us feel drowsy and tired once we wake up. Therefore, once you start exercising and this becomes your routine you will start feeling energy pumping through your body. This means only one thing – that you will have more energy to spend on the exercise itself and make your workout harder and better.
The natural glow of your skin will appear
It is scientifically proven that once you start working out it will have positive effects not only on your metabolism but on your skin as well. People who exercise in the morning are more likely to have a natural skin glow and appear healthier and more beautiful than those who do not work out at all or work out in the evening.
You will be more concentrated after the workout
Morning exercise is the best way to become 100% concentrated through the whole day because it kind of works like a cup of coffee that lasts for more than 10 hours. This happens because we put our wake up our bodies and we become ready to tackle the work that we have to do during the day. Once you start exercising regularly in the morning you will notice a significant improve of performance on your job no matter what kind of job you really do.
It’s less likely to be interrupted
Honestly, what are the odds of being called or interrupted by someone early in the morning when you prepare to exercise? Pretty minimal, I’d say. On the other hand, if you decide to exercise in the afternoon, there is a huge possibility of someone or something getting in your way – an urgent call from work, your parents visiting you or your girlfriend/boyfriend being suddenly in a desperate need of attention.
Improve your sleep by exercising regularly
Regular exercise can certainly improve the quality of your sleep and sleep is a crucial part of your health. That’s why you need you will start sleeping always the same amount of hours because you will train your body to follow certain rhythm of sleeping on time and getting up on time to exercise. Furthermore, you will start waking up by yourself and full of energy because you will know that the best part of your day is in the morning.
To sum up, it is difficult to start exercising in the morning but you need to be persistent and do it for at least a month before you actually start looking forward to it and before you can have some positive effects. But once you get used to it, the results will be more than amazing. All of the examples listed above will become true and you will generally feel better and you will be able to go out and seize the day.
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