Early Morning Exercises
If we didn’t prioritize our lives, we would never get anything done; work, family, and financial stability often trump our personal health and leisure. Don’t let a late workday or long meeting interfere with your workout. While still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Work out in the morning and feel better all day. It’s true. Morning workouts give you a boost by stoking feelings of accomplishment and confidence. You’ll also ramp up clarity, improve your mood and rev up your metabolism. Does morning exercise feel impossible? No sweat! These tips will get even the most dedicated late sleeper up and at them.
1. Exercise for your soul or someone closes soul
Dedicate your morning workout to a cause or loved one. Maybe your younger brother would love to be able to work out but can’t because of illness or injury. Work out for him. He can’t but you can. Keep your focus on the gift of being able to exercise and send healing light his way as you sweat. You can also join a team in training or use this time to prepare for a walk to fight breast cancer.
2. Don’t let your alarm win!
The snooze button is the morning workout’s worst enemy. Pro tip: Move your alarm across the bedroom so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. It can also help to label your iPhone alarm with a motivational message that reminds you why you’re getting up in the first place. When she has to get up for 5:30 a.m. swims.
3. Simple: Sleep Early to wake up early
Human sleep cycles follow a daily cycle called circadian rhythms. Using an alarm clock, establishing meal times, and even routine workout times are all cues that reset our rhythms. People who consistently exercise in the morning teach their body to be most ready for exercise at that time of day. Go to bed 30-45 minutes earlier so you can stay on your normal sleep schedule. This will ensure the 30-45 minutes it will take you to get your warmup and workout done in the morning won’t come at the expense of adequate rest.
4. Find an exercise buddy
You’ll be more likely to get out of bed and into your workout if you perform exercises you enjoy. Whether it’s a brisk run, yoga sessions, or a bike ride, perform a morning workout you appreciate to ensure you will stick to a routine and not come to dread that morning alarm. Recruiting a partner can also help with consistency. A pre-arranged workout time with a partner will force you out of bed and take the option of “going back to sleep” out of the equation completely.