Here’s Why You Should Workout In the A.M

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When it comes to exercise, everyone has their preferences on when they can get a workout session in. Everybody is different, and the ‘right’ time can vary from person to person—the best thing you can do is be consistent. Here are some benefits of working out in the morning. 

Healthier Food Choices

Your morning routine sets you up for the rest of the day, so incorporating a workout in the morning could lead to healthier options throughout your day. Additionally, knowing you have already burned off calories before you have the first meal of the day might make you think intentionally about the things you put into your body.

Improved Sleep 

Getting an early workout in the morning might be the thing you need to improve your sleep. A study came out in 2014 demonstrating that adults got a better night’s sleep on the days they did a seven a.m. workout. Exercising in the morning can offer a lot of sleep-related benefits. Early light exposure during the day can increase your melatonin at night. 

Overall Energy 

You are more likely to feel energized by getting an early morning workout. A morning workout is a better match for your body’s hormonal fluctuations. Cortisol is the hormone that keeps you alert and awake and is often referred to as the stress hormone. Having a healthy circadian rhythm can lead to overall improved energy.