Struggling to make it through the day? Hit a wall and can’t get past it? Can’t get over that 3.30itis?
10-15 minutes exercise in the morning can help you make it through the day.
Here’s how a morning exercise routine can help you!
Getting up a little earlier and starting the day with exercise increases your blood flow and gets the body moving and ready to face the day with heightened energy levels.
It is amazing how much easier it is to escape tiredness and feeling flat throughout the day just by getting up and getting the body moving through a walk or run, sit-ups, push-ups, star jumps, or really any exercise, or number of exercises to your liking.
Be sure to mix it up though to keep the training fresh. This can be done in the comfort of your own home, anywhere outside, or at the gym, depending how intense you want to push it, and what exercise(s) you want to do. The higher intensity / longer the session you complete, the greater the benefit of the training.
The best thing about a morning exercise is that it is done, you don’t sit through the day thinking, “I have to exercise tonight, but I really can’t be bothered, will I, won’t I” which will also drain you, make you feel flat, and there is a chance that you will talk yourself out of it. If you do exercise in the morning, you will also feel more awake, more alert, so you will be more likely to do some exercise during the day or in the evening, than if you didn’t train in the morning. It’s much healthier and more rewarding than having coffee’s to get you through the day.
5 other benefits of starting the morning with exercise in the morning include:
1. Burning more calories throughout the day, resulting in increased weight loss – Early training gets the body into a state of moving and therefore burning more calories.
2. Decreases your appetite and puts you in a mindset to eat healthy to not ruin the “good work” you completed in the morning;
3. Tricks the brain into feeling like exercising more – If you can regulate your training, the more you train, the easier it is to get up in the morning to exercise the next day, as your body and mind will adapt to it. If you stop exercising in the morning for 2-3 days then it will be harder to get back into the mindset of morning training;
4. Makes you feel calmer and help you have a higher quality of sleep. This will allow you to be fresh and ready to train the next morning;
5. Helps clear your head and increase your brain activity, so you will be more focused throughout the day and get more done.
Try it for a week and you will feel the benefits, by week two, you will probably increase the intensity or session time and actually want to get up to train.
It may hurt at the time and while getting started, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Author: Chris Burckhardt - Your World Fitness - BC FIT