Get Up Early – Get That Workout Done

No matter how good you know working out is for your body or even how much you actually enjoy it, sometimes fitting it into your schedule is hard. Even the best laid plans of mice and men go astray by noon on some days. You can avoid the problem of scheduling and racing to the gym at the last minute if you get up early and do your workout before your life gets hectic. It’s a quiet time both in the city and often in people’s homes, where you get those few precious moments to yourself and can get lost in the joy of feeling your muscles obey.

Is your body more geared to slamming the snooze button a few times before arising?

There’s an ongoing debate about early morning people, late night people and the best time for each to exercise. One study found that even the most avid night owl often felt better working out in the morning. In fact, it created an environment where they actually slept better and went to bed earlier. However, morning people tend to have a higher core temperature early, but those who like the nightlife are best in the late afternoon or early evening. People are more flexible when their core temperature is higher and produce more testosterone. There’s no “best time” for everyone, but if you exercise early, it’s done and you can focus on the day.

Get in the habit of getting up early and working out, even on weekends.

Your job isn’t the only distraction that will keep you from the gym, family and friends are also important and need your attention. When you get up early to exercise regularly, you form a habit. That habit is important for consistency. Working out early is especially important during the summer, when the heat can be unbearable. It’s the coolest part of the day. You’ll be more prone to workout on hot days than if you waited.

You’ll set the day for good health.

Starting early and getting revved-up early can set the tone of the day. One study showed that exercising early also encouraged healthier eating and healthier choices throughout the day. It also gets your circulation going, sending oxygen laden blood throughout your body and even boosts the happy hormones to make your day a little better. It also increases hormones that make you more alert.

  • One small study showed that more fat was burned by subjects when they exercised in the morning, than was when they exercised in the afternoon or evening.
  • Often exercise can help control hunger by reducing the production of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for hunger. One study found that when people exercised in the morning, they were less focused on food throughout the day.
  • Contrary to popular belief, working out at night won’t disrupt your sleep cycle. So for those people who simply can’t face their gym clothes that early, schedule your workout when you can do it daily.
  • What’s the best reason for working out in the morning? It’s the fact you’ll probably stick with the program longer, since life won’t get in the way as easily. Getting your fittest is all about consistency.

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