Moving Well

5 REASONS TO WORK OUT IN THE MORNING

From boosting weight loss to deeper sleep, starting your day with a good exercise session has many positive effects on your health.

18 Oct 2022

1. Enhance Fat Burning
In a study conducted in 2010 by the Research Centre for Exercise and Health (Leuven), results show that exercising in a fasted state helps boost weight loss.

2. Lift Your Mood
Exercise triggers the brain to release serotonin, a hormone that regulates our mood, well-being and sense of happiness. Serotonin also enables better sleep and digestion, all of which adds up to lots of feel-good moments.

3. Cultivate Better Habits
Over time (some say 21 days, to be precise), the forming of morning exercise as a habit will serve you well in the long run. It will likely have a chain effect on other areas of your life as well, such as clean eating to complement your new exercise routine or just generally better discipline in seeing things through.

4. Improve Energy Levels
A morning workout preps your mind for what’s to come. It is a paradox – the more you expend your energy in the morning, the more energy you have for the rest of the day.

5. Sleep better
In a study, participants who exercised at 7am got the deepest, longest sleeps compared to those who worked out later in the day.


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