The Benefits of Morning Workouts

Andrew Parker
Mar 03, 2021

Even though getting out of bed to work out in the AM does not sound as appealing as hitting the snooze button, there are so many benefits connected to this routine. Besides, exercising first thing in the morning means you have a whole exercise-free day ahead of you. But if this is not enough to convince you, here are the main benefits of morning workouts.

Wakey, Wakey

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Some would argue that the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning is a workout itself. That is, it can be very hard to fight all your instincts of sleeping a few more minutes and actually stand up. But it turns out that exercising first thing in the morning has a better waking-up effect than your morning cup of joe and it keeps you more alert throughout the day.

Eyes on the Prize

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Working out in the morning also gives you extra concentration throughout the day. Thanks to the extra blood flow in your brain, you will have more focus and clarity all day long. Take that, coffee.

Never-Ending Energy

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Not only does working out in the morning boost your alertness levels during the morning, it actually keeps your energy levels up all day. In fact, regular exercise can keep your energy levels high every single day.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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We all know that working out reduces stress, but it turns out working out in the morning can control our stress levels throughout the day. This happens because of hormones called endorphins that we get from exercising.