“Top Ten Reasons” for Moving and Grooving in the Morning:
- Exercising in the morning “jump starts” your metabolism, and keeps it elevated for hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories all day.
- Exercising in the morning energises you for the day—not to mention that great feeling you get knowing you’ve done something disciplined and good for you.
- Studies have shown that exercise increases mental activity, so exercising in the morning boosts your brainpower for four to ten hours after your workout – not bad!
- If you make exercise a priority, it shouldn’t be too hard to get up half an hour earlier, especially since regular exercise usually means better quality sleep, which in turn means you’ll probably need less sleep.
- When you exercise at about the same time every morning, especially if you wake up at about the same time each day, you’re regulating your body‘s endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing every day, and it begins to prepare itself for waking and exercise several hours before the alarm goes off. That’s beneficial because:
- Your body’s not “confused” by wildly changing wake-up times. You may even find that you don’t need an alarm clock most days.
- Your hormones prepare your body for exercise by regulating blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow to muscles, etc.
- Your metabolism, along with all the hormones begin to elevate while you’re sleeping. As a result, you’ll feel more alert, energized, and ready to exercise when you wake up.
- Many people find that exercising in the morning has a tendency to regulate their appetite for the rest of the day. Not only do they eat less, but they also tend to choose healthier options and portion sizes.
- People who consistently exercise find, that the appointed time every morning tends to become something they look forward to. Besides the satisfaction of doing something good for themselves, they find it’s a great time to plan their day, pray, or just think more clearly – things most of us often don’t get to do.
- Exercising first thing in the morning is the most foolproof way to ensure that other things don’t get in the way of your fitness commitment, particularly if you have a hectic work and/or family life. (It’s so easy to skip out of a workout in the evening, when we’re tired or faced with other tasks like helping with homework.
- More than 90% of those who do exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine. If you want to exercise on a regular basis, the odds are in your favour if you squeeze in a workout in the morning.
- Exercise increases the flow of Endorphines in your brain – and I can’t think of any better way to start my day than by having an “Endorphine Rush”….
So what are you waiting for? Go get into your workout gear, put on your favourite workout playlist and get Movin’ & Groovin’ to get your day off and running!
Wake Up Workout – download it here!