The Beauty of Morning Exercise

Article posted in: Fitness

Yesterday, was all about rest. Which makes sense because yesterday was Sunday, the day of rest. Well, today is Monday, and it is all about getting to work, and getting to work early. Today, we want you to do your morning exercise. Here’s why:

  • If you plan to get your exercise in early in the day, you’re less likely to skip it. Schedules change, mini-crises pop up, last minute items get thrown at you, fatigue sets in, kids get sick, meetings are called—all of these things can throw a monkey wrench in your plans to exercise. If you make your daily walk or yoga session a regular part of your morning, you’re less likely to have to cancel it because other things pop up.
  • Studies have shown that even short bursts of exercise—a five-minute walk around the office building or a jaunt up the stairs to visit a friend—can release endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are the friendly chemicals that make you feel good, the things that can lead to the so-called “runner’s high.” You don’t have to run to benefit. Get your morning walk in and you can experience the psychic benefit for the rest of the morning.
  • You can rev your metabolism. Depending on the type and duration of your exercise, your metabolism can continue burning calories throughout the day. Have you ever noticed that if you exercise in the evening, you have a hard time falling asleep? That’s because your metabolism has been revved up and your body wants to go, not rest. If you ignite the engine early in the day with some exercise, your body can burn more calories during the day, even if you’re just sitting in a chair at the office.