Working out is very beneficial for both your physical and mental health. Even if you don’t go to the gym, but just workout at home, you’ll see that it’s really rewarding. However, exercise can be hard to fit into a busy schedule, as most people tend to not wake up early enough to go to the gym before work. But the benefits of working out in the morning far outweigh that extra hour or two of sleep you can get by going at night.
There is a common misconception that morning workouts are bad for your health. In reality, exercising first thing in the morning can lead to all sorts of benefits including:
- better sleep
- improved metabolism and weight management
- increased focus and productivity at work
- better mental and physical performance
The best part is that you don’t even need to exercise for more than 10 minutes! All it takes is just 5-10 minutes of light cardio before breakfast on an empty stomach. The key is to not eat anything after 8 pm or within two hours of bedtime because this will simply slow down your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight. Otherwise, you can do whatever activity you want–just make sure it’s not too intense–and that you fit it in before work.(more…)