6 Reasons Why Morning Exercise is Beneficial to You
There are tons of research and articles that state exercising in the morning gives you several benefits. But there’s a stigma that working out every morning seems hard because you slept through our alarm or you’re still too sleepy that it entices you to skip your workout or just exercise later in the day. However there are reasons why morning exercise is beneficial.
Here are some of the health advantages that you can get by having a morning workout.
Working out every morning means that you have a better EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumptions), which means that your body burns even more calories after a workout. By exercising in the morning, you enhance your metabolism more that whenever you eat, the calories that you intake is used to replenish your body and used as a source of energy.
Improves mental and physical health
Other than the obvious that morning exercises get you fit and healthy, it also helps a person’s mental well-being. A Cambridge research states that exercising has a moderate reducing effect on state and trait anxiety and can improve physical self-perceptions and in some cases global self-esteem.
Get better sleep
Exercising in the morning can help a person sleep easier and longer. That’s because working out in the evening induces a boost in body temperature which interferes with a person’s sleep cycle.
Burn more fat
You can exercise after eating breakfast since it will fuel you more while exercising, leading to a longer workout. However, you can also work out on an empty stomach that can burn 20% more fat!
Lowers blood pressure
Another reason why morning exercise is beneficial is due to the fact that it can reduce a person’s blood pressure. There was a study which showed participants that exercised on a treadmill in the morning had lower blood pressure from the others who exercised in the afternoon and at night.
Tones muscles more efficiently
A person’s testosterone level is at its peak whenever they wake up in the morning. This is the ideal time to do intensive workouts. At the perfect time, you get to sweat, tone, and build up your muscles more.
In fact, here are some easy workout routine that you can every morning, and once you build up your strength and endurance, you can move on to a more intensive workout or switch to a different exercise routine.
-10 jumping jacks
-10 calf raises
-10 side reaches