May 28, 2012
There are a number of reasons to exercise in the morning:
1. An Accomplishment First Thing in the AM It's a fantastic feeling to start the day with success. Exercising in the morning sets off every day with a job well done and an accomplishment under your belt! Plus, exercise makes you feel good and this glow will carry with you all day long.
2. Get it out of the Way How many times have you wanted to exercise but ended up pushing it aside for an emergency meeting, falling behind on chores or coming home from an especially tiring day at work? Exercising in the morning ensures that the workout is completed before any of life's other surprises can be thrown your way.
3. Better for Fat Burning There has been a lot of research that indicates that exercising in the morning burns more fat. This is because there is no carbohydrates (glucose) to burn in your body before fat cells can be begin to be used as an energy source. Also, cardio in the morning will rev up your metabolism for up to 24 hours, making your body a fat burning machine for the rest of the day.
Note: If you lift weights in the morning eat a little something before you begin. The food energy will give you the extra "push" to work out harder and stay focused (for safety). Building muscle will help to burn more calories all of the time, even at rest!
Posted by KalistheniX at 7:38 PM