Studies have shown that morning workouts can actually help you sleep better, be more productive and reach higher levels of success. Liz and I took the advice of high level achievers like Chalene Johnson, Tony Robbins & Brendon Bruchard and adopted the habit of waking up early and working out before our day starts. Since then, we’ve seen our energy levels and productivity levels skyrocket to the moon. It truly is a must-do in our worlds, and here are 5 reasons why:
1. Early morning workouts will get your blood flowing and energy levels up to wake up naturally and keep you feeling energized, instead of a caffeine-induced wake-up with a hard crash later on.
2. Research has demonstrated that exercise increases mental acuity that lasts for 4-10 hours after exercise. That means if you wake up and workout before your work day starts, you will have at least 4 hours of productive brain power afterward. On the otherhand, workouts late in the evening may interfere with a restful night of sleep due to the increase in brain activity.
3. Exercising first thing in the morning is the only way to guarantee something else won’t come up later on that will make you miss your workout. Set your alarm for 30-60 minutes early and make the early morning time for YOU. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself caught up in the list of to-dos and exercise takes a backseat.
4. You’ll feel accomplished waking up and working out before most people are even up! When you wake up, don’t even open the laptop or check your phone, just head to the closet and grab you workout clothes and shoes. That way distraction can’t get in the way, you’ll get your workout completed quickly and you’ll be ready to tackle the day full-force.
5. Studies have shown that working out in the morning improves sleep, a benefit that could also promote weight loss. A poor nights sleep can affect your hormones that control appetite and actually make your hunger levels increase! By exercising in the morning instead of the evening, you’ll help control the hormonal balance which controls your appetite and cravings.
Schedule your early morning workouts like a business appointment that you can’t cancel and never use the excuse that you “don’t have enough time” to workout again.
Not an early riser? Well, neither were we. After practice and consistency of waking up early, it becomes a habit that you love. Don’t believe us? Try it for 2 weeks and let us know how you feel 😉