4 reasons why you should train first thing in the morning.
For most people, the thought of getting up first thing in the morning and doing some exercise is the worst thing in the world. If you live in a place where the mornings are dark and cold, it is difficult to get up to have some breakfast, let alone to get ready to do an hour’s worth of exercise. The thing is, exercising in the morning is actually better for your lifestyle. Here are a few reasons why you should consider making a morning training session a part of your lifestyle routine.
You can train with 100% energy.
When you wake up in the morning, your body is completely rejuvenated. The body has rested enough and usually repairs the muscle tissue throughout your sleep. If you train in the morning, you will be able to train with better strength, technique and intensity compared to training at the end of the day where you may be physically or mentally drained.
You can train on an empty stomach.
It’s usually advised that you shouldn’t eat before you train. When you train at the end of the day, you might still have a late lunch or afternoon snack sitting in your stomach. If you train in the morning, you body hasn’t consumed any food for at least 6 hours. This is ideal if you plan to do a cardio workout in the morning. After your training, your body will naturally demand that you provide it with the nutrients needed for you to power throughout your day.
Your mind is fresh.
When you wake up in the morning, your mind is usually calm and free from thought. It is unlikely that you will experience any mental fatigue. If you decide to workout at the end of the day, your body might feel capable, however the strains of thinking or dealing with challenging situations in your workplace might have you feeling tired. This will impact the focus and intensity of your training and might even make your training counterproductive. By training in the morning, you eliminate this risk.
You can actually trigger your body’s alertness for the day.
There’s a saying in the wellness community about, “Energy breeding energy”. By training in the morning, your body becomes more alert and active. This energy also radiates when you speak and interact with people, making you come across more “positive” in your lifestyle.
Consider what you are doing in the mornings at the moment. You only need to dedicate 30-60 minutes of your morning, which means you might wake up a little earlier or not lie in the bed as long as you’re used to. The long-term rewards are worth it. Better energy and a better quality of life. Give it a try today!