We all know that exercise is one way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, you may not be crazy at the idea of waking up each morning to work out. Most of us choose when to exercise based on how our everyday schedule is set up. Recent studies have however shown that mornings are the best times to workout. Here are some of the reasons why.
A Better Cardiovascular Impact
Did you know that your body wakes you up each morning by increasing hormonal levels in your body? This includes adrenaline, a hormone that forces your heart to beat faster. One of the reasons you jog or use the treadmill is to improve your heart’s health. Right? Why not get more cardiovascular benefits by working out in the morning when adrenaline is already high?
Moreover, other hormones such as testosterone, crucial in muscle building, are elevated in the body in the morning hours. Exercising early lets, you take advantage of hormones when they are their peak.
Boosts Your Brain
According to recent studies, exercise has been known to enhance your acuity and focus for up to 10 hours post each workout. Exercising in the morning gets your body and brain in perfect shape for the rest of the day. You will notice enhanced productivity and a boost in moods.
It’s Easier for High Volume Training
Working out when the gym is crowded can become too hectic. You do not have enough space for your sets, and everyone is scrambling for the same equipment. It is so much easier to exercise early in the morning before everyone else joins in the frenzy. You get your sets right, without much hassle.
If you are looking to shed a few pounds, morning exercises have proven to be more effective. Reason being, you will have fewer cravings throughout the day, which helps maintain your calorie intake. Moreover, your body will burn more calories, and in a more efficient manner as the day progresses.
You Have Time for Other Priorities
You also have other priorities apart from working out. Once that is out of the way each day, it leaves you with ample time to attend to other matters, such as your family or work. You can have a clear mind while dealing with different aspects of your life, without always wondering how you will create time to work out later in the day.
Get Better Sleep
Once you work out in the morning, your body will be so fatigued by the end of the day. You will enjoy deeper sleep cycles and an enhanced length of sleep. This is opposed to evening workouts, as adrenaline is produced, which limits your sleep.
Start exercising in the morning, and see how much you love your life. It is the key to achieving your fitness goals, staying healthy and leading a more productive life.