The sun is up, the air is clear and the time to work out is now. As tempting as it might be to hit the snooze button and catch a few more minutes of shut-eye before starting your day, embracing the early morning with a trip to the gym or a jog around the block could be incredibly beneficial. Read on to see how even the simplest of workouts can benefit your body and prepare you for the rest of the day:
1. A metabolism boost
Exercising at the crack of dawn triggers your metabolism, so your body spends more time burning the calories you consume throughout the day, according to Women’s Health magazine. Beginning your day with a workout can also put you in a clear and healthy mindset, so you’re more willing to make healthier choices as your day goes on, no matter how tempting those donuts in the break room look.
2. A less stressful work day
Waking up just a half-hour earlier each day to fit in a workout could do wonders for the rest of your day, especially at work. Cosmopolitan magazine reported that those who exercise in the morning tend to be more confident in the workplace, as well as be more productive overall. Since exercise helps to reduce stress, you’ll be able to remain calm, cool and collected, no matter how hectic things get around you.
3. Another reason to drink coffee
Just because you’re up at 6 a.m. to work out doesn’t mean you have to cut out your ritual cup of dark roast. In fact, drinking coffee before exercising can actually be beneficial to your overall performance, according to a study done by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. The caffeine in one cup of coffee can improve your speed and endurance, as well as help you burn more fat.
4. A more focused workout
Once your day begins, your mind rarely stops racing. It’s easy for you to get distracted during your midday workout if you’re constantly thinking about where you have to be and checking your phone for emails or texts. Women’s Health suggested ignoring your phone during the early morning hours to ensure full focus so you can get the most out of your workout. All you need is your Baby G black series to keep track of the time.
5. A better night’s sleep
While working out at night might seem to make sense because it physically exhausts you, it may actually be counterproductive. According to The Huffington Post, an evening workout may cause a more restless sleep, since it stimulates your body and gets your adrenaline running. Those who work out in the morning, however, tend to enjoy a more peaceful night’s sleep.
Before you opt for an extra hour of sleep in the morning, consider the perks of some early morning exercise. With the right workout routine and your sporty BABY-G BA110CA-2A, you’ll be sure to start your day off on the right foot.
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