Do you struggle to get your day started? Find out how to start it on the right foot with a morning workout.
Healthier food choices
When you kick-start your day with exercise, there’s a good chance that you’ll make overall healthier food choices throughout the day. The morning is a time when people often reach for sugary, high fat, high carbohydrate foods, because they feel like these foods help them to wake up. When you start your day with unhealthy choices, you’re setting your body up for a day of blood sugar highs and lows. Sugary foods can be very addictive. Once you start your day with a donut, there’s a greater chance that you’ll continue eating poorly throughout the day.
Get a workout energy boost
The natural energy boost that an exercise routine provides will save you from consuming so many unnecessary and unhealthy calories. Many people I speak to say that they consciously prefer and choose fresh foods after they work out. A workout in the morning that gets your heart rate up and blood flowing can make you feel more alert and positive.
Beat the traffic
If you have to commute to work in rush hour traffic, consider joining a gym close to work. This will help you to use your time more constructively in the morning. Leaving home early to work out instead of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic will not only help to improve your body, but the mental benefits and stress relief you may experience could greatly improve your mood. If you can’t join a gym, consider getting to work early and going for a walk.