5 Reasons to Workout Early in the Morning
Early morning is the best time for exercise. Right after waking up and doing your fajr prayer, spend the next 30 minutes to one hour working out. You will be rewarded with good mood throughout the day both at work and at home. The motivation boost that you get first thing in the morning makes you more productive at work, which in turns makes you less frustrated at the end of the workday.
Starting the day in the right way can help you achieve your fitness goals and get amazing results.
Here are five reasons to set the alarm early, and start today with exercise:
1- Fajr prayer
Getting used to exercise early in the morning will give you one more reason to wake up for your fajr prayer.
Morning workout helps you build muscle faster, thanks to hormones. In the early hours of the day, the levels of vital hormones that build muscle mass, such as testosterone, increase. Take advantage of these naturally occurring hormones at their peak, rather than at the end of the day when they are at low levels.
We all know that metabolism is a basic process in weight loss, because weight loss is entirely dependent on burning energy and calories derived from food.
Your age, sex, genes and amount of fat in your body affect how fast or slow your metabolic rate is, but slow metabolic rate is not an excuse. You can even push the slowest metabolic rates in the right direction by exercising. The degree of this enhancement depends on your current fitness level and the type of activity you choose.
Morning exercise help boost your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories throughout the rest of the day.
This phenomenon is called over-consumption of oxygen after exercise, and enables the body to burn calories even after the cessation of exercise and entry into comfort.
4- Less distractions
You may need some effort (or a cup of coffee) to get used to waking up early, but at this time of the day your mind will still be clear.
If you workout in a gym, going in the early morning is a great way to avoid the crowd. If you decide to leave that till after work, many things can get in the way and prevent you from getting your workout done: lack of motivation, exhaustion, going out with coworkers, last minute work, etc. If you’ve already got your workout done in the morning, you can simply adapt to any distractions that appear later in the day.
5- Family time
The bright side of exercise in the morning is that you get it done before the end of the workday. This means that you can return home immediately after work and spend more time with your family.