Exercise in the Morning, and Your Mind and Body Will Thank You
Most of us have a hard time starting an exercise regime in the first place, so why in the right mind would anyone want to start exercising in the morning of all times? Because, if you start exercising in the morning, your mind and body will eventually thank you. Exercising in the morning has proven to be a very effective way to start off your day.
When you start exercising in the morning, you will eventually feel more energetic during the day. It is very difficult to motivate yourself to exercise in the evening (even if you have a plan), especially after a long, stressful day at work. The first thing you see when you get home is that couch (or bed) and will just want to collapse, while possibly munching on food that generally isn’t healthy. By working out in the morning, you will have more energy throughout the day, and you won’t have to worry about exercising in the evening, because you got it out of the way first thing in the morning!
Lower Stress Level
Most people experience lower stress levels with regular exercise, whether it’s in the morning or evening. Working out first thing in the morning ensures that the day will be easier to manage. They are better able to handle the typical stresses of the day. Less stress means more control and typically a better day all round.
Exercising early in the morning means waking up earlier than you normally would. Most of the time this in return results in sleeping earlier on the same day, and it becomes a cycle. You sleep early at night, you wake up early in the morning. The best part is, you will go to sleep more easily than before, and fall asleep like a baby. A more restful sleep will contribute to your energy levels and overall well-being.
Be More in Control
When you start waking up early, you’ll notice that you are starting to be more in control. More in control of eating breakfast and getting ready without the anxiety of rushing to get ready, and beat the morning traffic. When you have time in the morning, you will be more organized, be able to think about what is coming and you can plan your day.
Be More Productive
When you arrive to work, school, or university, you will feel more energized, focused and more organized. Your productivity will increase. Exercise is proven to be highly beneficial for effective personal productivity. Your thinking will be clearer, and you will suffer from less stress and anxiety.
Be More Creative
Anything in life requires creativity. If you’re working, you’d need to be more creative in how to tackle a problem. If you are studying, you need to be more creative in how you study so you can retain information better. With morning exercise, your creativity will generally increase, because you have a clear and relaxed mind to think.
Have Healthier Relationships
Exercise releases a whole host of hormones in the brain that increase your mood and happiness. When you are happy, you will tend to be a nicer person and as a result, you will have better and healthier relationships.
Be More Healthy
Exercising in general increases your health and overall well-being. Morning exercise that reduces stress during the day will influence your greater physical health as well as your mental health.
Give morning exercise a try, your body and mind won’t regret it in the long run. Of course, starting it might be easy, but sticking to it could be difficult. In this instance, create a plan and write down your intention of waking up early every morning and exercising. Exercising doesn’t even have to be such a long drag. You can perform a 7 minute exercise routine that gets your heart pumping, losing fat and increasing oxygen going to your brain. For an even better day, meditate for as little as 10 minutes after you exercise.