Some of us were blessed with the 'I must exercise' gene and some ahem, liken it to piercing needles into one's eyes. Gym simply isn't the 'go to' when it comes to wellness and as much as many have tried to implement it habitually into their daily routine - it hasn't worked. Now we all know the importance of keeping fit - but for whatever reason we still make excuses, the gym is too far, I have no time, it's too expensive...yada yada yah. Here are some ideas to get your butt moving.
Exercising in the morning gives your metabolism a good head start for the day ahead and once in action it will continue to work at an accelerated pace for up to 24 hours - whoop! This essentially means that you'll be burning more calories throughout the day. Now that's probably enough to leave it there, but let's continue.
Practices that are set in the morning are more likely to develop into habits.
Have you ever actually embarked on working out in the morning? Can you remember how you felt the rest of the day? Probably great right? Doing so in the morning gets your endorphins partying in your brain and the sooner they kick in, then the better your day will be both mentally and physically. Practices that are set in the morning are more likely to develop into habits. Yep, that's right. So stick to it and soon enough it will be just as normal as putting on a clean pair of knickers.
Whatever you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Meditation, pilates and exercise can increase your level of focus and ensures that you will be on high alert by the time you get to work, the office or dropping the kids to school.
Your mood will be better, much better. Usually a little grumpy in the morning then doing a morning exercise routine releases endorphins and relesases them fast, ensuring that you'll be calmer, cooler and even happier.
Waking up earlier than the kids is always beneficial, but most of the time, very hard. Trying out The 5 am Club by Robin Sharma could be the key to a more productive morning. The goal here is to wake up every morning at yep you guessed it, 5 am. Waking earlier not only gives you a kickstart to your day but also gives you more time to exercise. Sounds a little tough we know, but the benefits mean more productivity and more time to work on those goals.
The great feeling of achievement is amazing right?, want to increase it? Well, choosing to exercise in the morning and then actually executing will do wonders for your self-esteem. You'll feel uplifted and accomplished even if it is just a 30 minute workout in the morning.
Apart from staying healthy and keeping our bodies fit, for those that may want to lose a few pounds then obviously exercising will make you look great! Not that you don't look amazing alreadyl.
Since you've made the healthy choice to exercise in the morning the activity can suppress your appetite and by doing so you'll adopt a healthier mindset and be less likely to snack on chips, dips and crisps.
Waking up and exercising at around the same time every morning helps to regulate your body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms. So not wanting to wake up in the morning becomes a thing of the past as your body begins to become aware of the new habit and you'll begin to wake up more naturally and be ready and rearing to go!