Exercise is very beneficial for your overall health. Irrespective of time, doing exercise is beneficial, the best time can be any that you can perform consistently depending on your lifestyle, preferences. But working out in the morning can be a bit more beneficial and comfortable. So, here we have come up with the reason as to why and how morning workouts are more beneficial compared to other timings. 7 amazing benefits of working out in the morning.
You can focus better:
Morning exercise improves attention and decision-making. Morning exercise is free from disturbance and distraction. You usually don’t hear loud noises in the morning, unlike other times.
A 2019 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that morning exercise improves attention, visual learning, and decision-making.
Especially if it is in summer, working out in the morning is the best because you will be able to beat the heat and will be able to work out more comfortably. And if you prefer outdoor exercise it is recommended to perform it early morning as the hottest part of the day is from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. and it is better to avoid outdoor exercise during this time especially on hot days.
Exercise helps your brain to make more endorphins which is a happy hormone. It is a natural remedy for stress and makes you happy. It even helps to distract one from anxious thoughts. And morning exercise is the best way to start the day being happy. It will give you an optimistic outlook for the day and a sense of accomplishment. If you woke up being sad and cranky, exercise can help you to switch your mood helping to make your day better. It is morning exercise that will shape your mood for the day.
Helps in weight loss:
Exercise helps in maintaining weight. But if you are looking for weight loss, early workouts can be the best.
In the study, 10 young men exercised in the morning, afternoon, and evening over separate sessions. The researchers found that 24-hour fat burn was highest when they exercised in the morning before breakfast.
Helps to control appetite:
Exercise helps to reduce your hunger hormone known as ghrelin. And exercising in the morning helps to control your appetite even better.
In a 2012 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35 women walked on a treadmill for 45 minutes in the morning. Next, researchers measured the women’s brain waves as they viewed photos of flowers (the control) and food.
A week later, the process was repeated without morning exercise. The researchers found that the women’s brains had a stronger response to food photos when they didn’t exercise in the morning.
Morning exercise will help you get a night of better sleep as your body will enjoy a healthy sense of fatigue at the end of the day and it will make you ready for a sound sleep. It provides both quality and quantity amount of sleep by promoting deeper sleep cycles.
A recent study had participants exercise at 7 am 1 pm or 7 pm 3 days per week. Those who were doing the 7 am workout sessions had the deepest and longest period of sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation reports that people who exercise on a treadmill at 7:00 am are more likely to sleep longer and sustain deeper sleep cycles than people who work out later in the day.
Above all, morning exercise helps to developed healthy habits and helps one to be disciplined. As it is said that the most difficult lift is the lift of your butt from the couch. If you can lift it up, you can do wonders. These are some amazing benefits of working out in the morning. To know more about fitness tips, contact a fitness coach.
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1. Suraj Prasad - Fitness Coach & Trainer - Utopia Life Coach in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.