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A Case for the Morning Workout
A Case for the Morning Workout

Energy throughout the day

Every work out should have a five to ten minute warm up before getting into the more intense workout. Think of your workout as a warm up to the day. Exercising helps wake the entire body up, physically and mentally. The release of adrenaline and endorphins can create and energy level and focus that is sustained throughout the day.

Consistency

People who work out in the morning are able to develop the most consistency in their workout routines. If it is the first thing they do when they wake up almost nothing can get in the way. If you exercise during lunch or dinner the unexpected meetings, events or projects can cause you to skip a workout. That can lead to frustration and stress. Ugh!

Improved mood and productivity

Studies show that exercise can improve your mood after just 20 minutes. Best of all, the effects of those 20 minutes can last for up to 12 hours. So, if you have to work all day you might as well be in the best frame of mind possible. Additionally, happier people are more productive people. You’ll be more efficient in the office getting things done. People want to be around happy people. Just think, a little exercise can help you to enjoy work more and get things done. You’ll be up for that promotion in no time!

Better sleep

Yes, that same exercise that you begrudgingly dragged yourself out of bed for will help you to actually sleep better. The latest studies recommend that an individual get 150 minutes of exercise per week to sleep better. Think five days of 30 minute workouts.

When you put all of this together many will agree that a morning workout is best. First, you will exercise more consistiently. Second, you’ll improve your energy level, mood, focus and productivity. That means you will be the best version of you during your waking hours. Finally, at the end of the day, you will have a better night’s sleep. Ready for another great day!

About the author:

GlennDickstein

Glenn Dickstein is the Founder of NeighborhoodTrainer.com, helping connect clients and personal trainers in New York City since 2010. Glenn has been in the fitness industry since 2000 and is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and corporate wellness coach.


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