Every night, millions of alarm clocks are set with the intent to get up extra early and go to the gym, or go for a run, or do some hot yoga.
And every morning, those alarms are snoozed or reset to a later, much more palatable time.
Effectively skipping any and all plans for physical activity in the morning.
In America, statistics regarding physical activity is pretty bleak.
Over 95% of adults do not exercise every single day and almost two thirds do not get the minimum suggested amount of physical activity per week.
And only 50% of adults “work out regularly”.
The fiscal cost of not working out is in the billions of dollars per year.
And the cost to your health is, essentially, death.
But don’t worry! You can adjust your lifestyle to thwart becoming one of these tragic statistics.
Getting good sleep, eating right and exercising are the obvious answers to good health.
But to get make the most of your planning and hard work, working out in the morning provides so many more benefits that will help you be and stay healthier.
Here are 14 amazing benefits of morning exercise, according to science and 8 tips to make it happen.
1. Working Out Early Increases The Chances That You Actually Workout
As the day drags on you lose energy, motivation, inspiration, and fun and more exciting offers come up.
It is far more easier to go out for drinks after work with friends instead of going to the gym after work, like you originally planned.
In the morning, if you wake up before the world does, you have no distractions.
You are probably not going to go out for “before work drinks” with your friends.
Your duties are not piled up on top of you yet.
Your kids are not awake yet to tell you if they are sick or to get in trouble at school.
Once you get your workout for the day done, you’re done. You can adapt and just and roll with literally any challenge that the day throws at you.
Plus, you don’t have the guilt hanging over you that you did not workout today if you miss it.
Consistency is huge when you are working out, especially if you are just starting out.
By waking up at the same time every morning to workout you will begin to retrain your body and it’s sleep cycle.
Waking up early will eventually become easier and it will mean that you have the ability to workout everyday.
The benefit of this specific point is that a workout that is actually completed is worth more than a workout that was skipped.
If you actually workout, you will reap all of the benefits of working out.
Take away: Make it a sure thing and get your workout done in the morning.