5 Reasons to Workout in the Morning

 

1) Jump start your metabolism

Exercising early in the morning will jump start your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes up to 24 hours! Thus, you’ll be burning more calories all day long—just because you exercised in the morning. 

 

2) Boost your mood

It boosts your mood: A long stream of research has indicated that exercise boosts endorphins and other feel-good hormones in your body, and it may be enough to push you through the morning slump and keep you smiling all day.  

 

3) Start the day off right

Set a healthy tone for the day. You’ll feel great and will be motivated to replenish your body with good food and stay moving all day long (a body in motion stays in motion!)

 

4)  Be consistent

People who work out in the morning have shown to stick to their exercise plans better than people who plan to exercise after work. It is extra hard to find time to work out if you have kids, work unpredictable hours, or have a somewhat spontaneous social life. However, if you commit to exercising in the morning, you don’t have to worry about shifting around your evening plans to accommodate your sweat session. As I always say, you’ll never regret a workout, but you’ll regret not working out.

 

5) Long-term results

Research shows that those who exercise in the morning are more consistent exercisers than those who exercise later in the day. Our bodies love routine. If you force yourself to get up when your alarm goes off, your body will thank you and pay you back by feeling rested and ready for the day. 


Hot Feet Fitness offers early morning 21-minute workout classes every week day at 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Come start your day with us, we’d love to see you there!

Molly Martin
Trainer Hot Feet Fitness