WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES OF WORKING OUT IN THE MORNING AND THAT IT’S A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR DAY. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ACTUAL BENEFITS? WORKING OUT EARLY GIVES YOU AN ENDORPHIN BOOST, WHICH CAN HELP WITH MENTAL CLARITY AND ENERGY LEVELS.
GETTING THIS BOOST EARLY WITH A MORNING WORKOUT GIVES YOU THE MENTAL FORTITUDE TO HANDLE ANY STRESS THE COMMUTE OR YOUR DAY CAN THROW AT YOU.
KEEP READING TO LEARN OTHER REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD REPLACE SLEEPING IN WITH A FITNESS ROUTINE.
THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING OUT IN THE MORNING BEFORE BREAKFAST
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, there are some very “influential” people who believe in breaking this rule and doing early morning exercise before eating anything for breakfast. The amount Instagram fitness influencers that have been talking about “fasted cardio” is increasing by the day. It may not be best suited for everyone but it can really rev up fat-burning potential if done correctly. Studies have shown that you can increase your fat burning efficiency by up 20% by working out on an empty stomach.
THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING OUT IN THE MORNING & YOUR CRAVINGS
Morning exercise has the unique power to reduce your appetite. One study with a group of 35 women found that morning workouts not only reduces ghrelin(a hormone mostly produced in the stomach that increases appetite), but also makes you less sensitive towards food images by altering brain activity. More research still needs to be done on how the brain effects cravings but in the meantime, if you’re looking for some motivation to stick out this New Year’s resolution and get in shape, wake up early and get that workout in!
WORKING OUT IN THE MORNING & HOW IT EFFECTS SLEEP
Ever noticed how evening gym sessions wake you up? That’s not just your imagination. Exercise revs up your heart rate and body temp. For this reason, it’s best to exercise in the morning so that by nighttime, after being awake all day long, our bodies will be relaxed from the early morning exercise. A 2014 study showed that adults who exercised at 7 am fell asleep faster and slept harder than those who hit the gym in their afternoon or evening time slot.
AM Workouts & Building Muscle
If you want to get stronger, your best bet is to take advantage of a morning workout routine. In most people, testosterone levels are at their highest in the morning. Which means soon after the sun rises is prime time for building muscle mass.
The National Institute of Fitness and Sport found that men have a higher level of testosterone when they wake up then any other point during the day. This makes working out in the morning an excellent opportunity if you’re trying to build strength or work on getting fit
The Advantages of Having a Home Gym For Working Out in the Morning
Morning workouts are always the best way to start your day. You’ll feel energized and ready to take on anything after a great workout in the morning. Not only because you’re all pumped up from getting your blood and adrenaline pumping, but also because of how well it will help you concentrate and deal with stress throughout your workday.
But what if I don’t have time to actually go to the gym? That’s where home gyms come into play. Home gyms allow people with busy lives that don’t have much free time during their mornings, to still get good exercise even when they can’t leave their house.
It saves a ton of travel time as well. No need to worry about public transportation or parking. Just put on your workout clothes and break that sweat!
“With the worldwide pandemic still a major concern, keeping our family safe and healthy has become an immediate priority. Once the structure of our home gym took form, we knew we had to share it with those facing the same challenges”. Marc and Meghan Dern – Owners of Carter’s Home Gym
Carters Home Gym offers custom rental options allowing you to create the perfect space for your personal fitness program. Get in contact with us today to find out how you can bring a bit more normality back into your life with a custom home gym membership.
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