Confused on whether you should exercise in the morning, the afternoon, or evening? Take a couple of minutes out of your day and read on to find out why working out first thing in the morning is the best! Trust me... it's an eye-opener!
Now, there are a handful of very good reasons why exercising in the morning is the best time to workout. With that said, there is another very good reason why working out in the A.M. is by far the best thing you could possibly do for your overall health and wellness program. Read on to learn more.
You see, exercising in the morning has lots of advantages. You'll have more energy throughout the day, you'll have your workout done early so you don't have it lingering over your head all day long, you'll give your metabolism a boost for the day, and more.
Those are some very good reasons to workout in the morning.
But wait... there's more...
Exercising in the A.M. has another advantage that is incredibly powerful... and that's because it deals with the mental aspect of improving your body.
The number reason working out first thing is the best thing you could possibly do is because you'll more than likely make wise health decisions for the rest of the day!
The reason why is very simple:
You do not want to waste your workouts!
I'm sure you don't want to put in some hard work and sweating your butt off exercising... only to ruin it by eating poorly at some point later in the day. Am I right?
Well, if you choose to do your workouts in the morning time, and if you combine that with ensuring you eat a well rounded breakfast (lots of important nutrients such as protein and fiber), then for the rest of the day, you should find it more easier and motivating to make wise decisions with eating healthier.
Not to mention, when you eat a good breakfast and do your workout early, you'll least likely have hunger pangs and cravings throughout the day as well!
But that's not all... You'll also more likely make wise decisions in other areas such as... getting more rest, drinking more water, avoiding too much alcohol, etc.!
Now, one word of caution: If you have a busy lifestyle, I don't recommend you do brutal energy draining workouts first thing in the morning... for obvious reasons. Instead, what I recommend you do if you have a busy lifestyle is to do a quick 20-45 minute EFFECTIVE workout.
An effective workout is one that incorporates both building lean muscle and doing short high intensity cardio. This type of workout is quicker and produces incredible results... lightning fast.
So, if you have been trying to figure out what time of day is best to workout, then I highly recommend doing a good workout first thing in the morning time. Not only will you have tons of physical benefits (metabolism boost, energy boost, etc.), you'll also have the mental benefit (making wiser decisions for the rest of the day)!