There has been a lot of chatter and questions about A.M. Cardio and exercise. I talked a little about this in my latest podcast. Regardless of empty stomach cardio, here are my 5 top concise reasons to do and Love a.m. exercising! …
1. Exercising early in the morning “jump starts” your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories all day long–just because you exercised in the morning.
2. Exercising in the morning energizes you for the day–not to mention that amazing feeling you have knowing you’ve done done it and can check it off the list! You can move on from you day without the thought of having to exercise later in the day, as if it is a task.
3. Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases cognition. This “happy feeling” can last hours (4-10) after you finish your workout! Doesn’t it make sense to take advantage of this “happy feeling” and allow it to be with you during the day rather than while you are sleeping?!
4. Since exercising is a true priority and a way of our life, it shouldn’t be a major problem to figure out how to manage to get exercise in in the morning. Whether it means geting up a little earlier, going to bed a little earlier, whatever it may be, where there is a will, there is a way!
5. When you exercise at about the same time every morning, especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time, (which we all do), you’re regulating your body’s endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing just about every day, GO figure, and it begins to prepare for waking up and exercising several hours before you actually wake up! I am sure you all can relate. Don’t you just wake up with the thoughts already in your head of exercise! Your body gets use to your routine and in this case, this is a great routine to get use to! See how much your world opens up and your day unfolds with a.m. exercise! 🙂
It is said that more than 90% of those who exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine… Are you part of that 90 percentile??