Getting a workout in first thing in the morning has a myriad of benefits. If you need a little more convincing in order for you to get out of your warm bed in the morning, here are some reasons why you might opt for a workout to start your day.
If you struggle with being consistent in your workouts, getting it done in the morning can help you create meaningful habits. When you save your workouts for the end of the day, you are more likely to put it off if you come home from work tired or stressed. When it is one of the first things you do in your day, however, you don’t have to struggle with wanting to relax after a long day or not. And ultimately, this will help you set out on a consistent routine.
Morning workouts can help you bypass morning grogginess. It seems like a contradictory statement, but it's true! The more energy you expend in the morning, the more energy you will have throughout your day. And you can use that energy to help you make that first cup of coffee in the morning, because no one is trying to take that away from you.
You know what will help you get through the day in addition to coffee? Serotonin. Serotonin is what is responsible for feelings of happiness and you know what helps release serotonin? That’s right. Exercise. When you workout in the morning, you can enjoy more serotonin and a better mood throughout your day.
Working out in general can improve your sleep quality but studies have shown that those who workout in the AM experience deeper, longer sleep periods compared to those that workout later in the day. Not to mention that if getting up earlier is a part of your routine, you are more likely to go to bed earlier too. Which, of course, means that you are getting more hours of sleep every night.
All in all, working out in the morning can prove very beneficial. If you are convinced that morning workouts are for you, our Junkyard Training facility is the perfect place to get them done.